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Largest Agricultural Sector: 11,178thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,065thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,746th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
This time, we will succeed.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Average

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Snow 199

Population1.501 billion

Currencymoon
Animalhorse

The Republic of Snow 199 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, zero percent divorce rate, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed population of 1.501 billion Snow 199ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Social Policy, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 27.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Snow 199ian economy, worth 58.9 trillion moons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Gambling, Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 39,243 moons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's secret service is so secret that nobody knows if it has one, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, children who express a belief in Santa are labelled 'delusional cultists', and epidemiologists happily announce that the reported incidence of depression is close to zero percent. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Snow 199's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Snow 199 is ranked 32,531st in the world and 421st in Primitiveness for Largest Black Market, with 6.65 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 11,178thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,065thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,746thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,383rdHighest Crime Rates: 22,200th
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Highest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionMost Average: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 58th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 89th in the regionBest Weather: 105th in the regionMost Armed: 128th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, epidemiologists happily announce that the reported incidence of depression is close to zero percent.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, children who express a belief in Santa are labelled 'delusional cultists'.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, the nation's secret service is so secret that nobody knows if it has one.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, society has literally been thrown to the wolves.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Snow 199ian Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, shock troops shock enemy forces with their nudity.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Snow 199, defense lawyers often argue there's no proof murder victims weren't vampires.

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