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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 235th Most Influential: 786th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,392nd
The Federated States of
Left-wing Utopia
Not for ourselves alone.
Influence
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Federated States of Sophista is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Christian Morrow with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.7 billion Sophistans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The tiny, liberal, outspoken government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Defense, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whitecrest. The average income tax rate is 5.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Sophistan economy, worth a remarkable 1,025 trillion menks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 153,061 menks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Royalist is the most offensive slur in the Sophistan language, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime is almost non-existent. Sophista's national animal is the grey fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sophista is ranked 25,900th in the world and 1,148th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.62 Weapons Per Person.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 235thMost Influential: 786thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,392ndTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,843rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,676thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,277thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,769thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,001stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,046thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,072ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,234thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,317thSmartest Citizens: 6,928thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,633rdHighest Economic Output: 10,279thHighest Average Incomes: 10,576thMost Avoided: 13,260thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,529thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,071stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,796thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,822nd
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Largest Mining Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 147th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 184th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 193rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 199th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 200th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 209th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 228th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 249th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 250th in the regionMost Influential: 254th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 312th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 401st in the regionLargest Populations: 421st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 431st in the regionMost Avoided: 453rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 492nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 547th in the regionLargest Black Market: 554th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 619th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 620th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 706th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 736th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 176 » The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Siwale, Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, Upper Portlandia, GeorgeTheMiner, Kelvaros Prime, Esplandia, Pria Xennes, Xentherida, Empy, Dutchyland, Boggovia, Wessegord, Camarthen, Venezuelia, Bothia, Kundam, Unimaginable Doom, Solestia, Chukstik Illahi, Helido, Kerianthe, Alice Gardens, Yeraennus, Ice and Tinian, Sereeno, Great Bights Mum, BrightFutures, HMS Unicorn, New Inlands, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Malta Comino Gozo, Weath, Northern Scovia, JAOECW536, Avalon, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Seallneski, StormRose, Crodaria, Chadwin, Legique, Isimud, Holy Oranz, Elevation, Syrixia, Phktla, Republic of Destiny, Religioncord, and 126 others.Ashist, Arrivederci, Kingdom of Space, New Sekai, Koda-Land, Enosville, Unsophisticate, Shadowrik, Morrn, Parisatlover, Francovania, Chinstralia, Fresh Carthage, Virdalonja, New Lakemba, Mecklenburg-Thornley, Sunto, Arquan, Necromonia, Vegetarian States, The Rossinite Empire, The Bureaucratic Territories, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Kubrostavsria, Lamelandia, Calamazo, NewNerman, Crystalline Beekeepers United, Ovsterland, Wineclaw, Fengate, KingT, Massarie, Sankami, Karazan, Selfgradatude, New Ganjastan, Serenais, New Phyrreus, Magna Romaniae, Tokaryk, Tianqing, Sil Dorsett, ABC, Zyvetskistaahn, Celreostia, RoosterTeeth, Lyncis, Diodone, Wisconsota, Nubianica, Swagtopia, Felpolandia, The Army Republic of Prussia, Arach-Naga Combine, Edelweissia, Giganato, Chris Hallett, Zeroxis, Jefffliu, Equestrian Commonwealth, Clinton Park, Elspeth and Samina, Q w e r t y, Mk Steele, Neo Colorado, Saint Tomaston, Vexilia, ShortBusCrashed, Kaschovia, Demopatistan, Halcon siveriano, Lupus Imperium, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Valdr, New Trisone, Wolfensjaeger, Xionn, Mercy Land, Omicron Persei V111, SchoolHouse Rock, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, American MapleStory, Pallaith, Colony of lasting Hopes, PlanetPunk, Gnate, Frances Francis the First of France, Kwaj, Amerian States, Montegan, Moristia, General COE, Reannia, Vszeklina, Bharathvarsh, Aragael, Friently, Wintariu, Hong Kong Empire, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, South Grand Mountain, Faxfleet, Cleoskye, Renetopia, Sheppey, The United Chase States, WE Empire, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lamexanope, Coemgen, Blurds, Puczovska, Kizja, Anima Proxa, Southern Allican, Rylam, McMasterdonia, Sanjurika, Yukti, Plembobria, Marsh Castle, and Zemnaya Svoboda.

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