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Most Valuable International Artwork: 571stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 661stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 669th
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Sorianora

Population1.629 billion

CapitalNew Russia City
LeaderJoseph Stalin II
FaithState Secularism

CurrencySoviet Ruble
AnimalRussian Bear

The Holy Gold Callistan Tsar of Sorianora is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph Stalin II with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.629 billion Soviets are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Russia City. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soviet economy, worth 441 trillion Soviet Rubles 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 amazing 271,001 Soviet Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes a village to catch a criminal, citizens with artificial limbs are forbidden to serve as beauty pageant judges, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sorianora's national animal is the Russian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Sorianora is ranked 238,923rd in the world and 57th in Callista for Least Corrupt Governments, with 9.16 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 571stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 661stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 669thMost Secular: 1,066thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,202ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,218thLargest Mining Sector: 1,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,499thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,620thMost Armed: 1,622ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,653rdMost Avoided: 1,927thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,065thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,821stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,391stLargest Black Market: 4,722ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,302ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,563rdLargest Governments: 8,180thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,552ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,765thMost Conservative: 10,509thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,093rdTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,963rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,604thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,368thMost Authoritarian: 14,568thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,097thMost Efficient Economies: 16,475thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,674thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,381stSmartest Citizens: 22,584thMost Developed: 22,926thMost Influential: 23,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,628th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the region

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