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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 517th Most Corrupt Governments: 2,326th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,530th
The Socialist World Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The revolution, to survive must spread beyond Garistan
Vladimir Gelif
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sociolist New Garistan

Population5.668 billion

LeaderVladimir Gelif
FaithGaristani All Union Communist Party

CurrencySilver Bear
AnimalEurasion Brown Bear

The Socialist World Republic of Sociolist New Garistan is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Vladimir Gelif with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.668 billion Garistaies are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gelifgrad. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Garistai economy, worth 830 trillion Silver Bears 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 Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, 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 an impressive 146,513 Silver Bears, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every worker receives exactly the same pay regardless of productivity, Sociolist New Garistan is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, foreign nationals are widely distrusted, and citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sociolist New Garistan's national animal is the Eurasion Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Garistani All Union Communist Party.

Sociolist New Garistan is ranked 149,840th in the world and 758th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 34.64 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 517thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,326thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,530thLargest Black Market: 2,676thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,301stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,466thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,275thLowest Crime Rates: 4,409thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,860thMost Secular: 5,114thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,226thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,329thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,419thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,526thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,336thTop
Most Authoritarian: 7,647thLargest Governments: 8,472ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,467thLargest Mining Sector: 10,653rdMost Developed: 12,630thHighest Average Incomes: 13,055thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,563rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,580th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 42nd in the regionMost Conservative: 59th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 60th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 75th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 75th in the region

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