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Most Authoritarian: 5,410thMost Conservative: 9,752ndSafest: 18,490th
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South Arth Ands Eastansm

Population435 million


The United Socialist States of South Arth Ands Eastansm is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 435 million South Arth Ands Eastansmians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped South Arth Ands Eastansmian economy, worth 12.4 trillion Guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is 28,620 Guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, immigrants are required to salute the flag five times a day, adulthood begins with the creation of an email account, and policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Arth Ands Eastansm's national animal is the Leopard, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

South Arth Ands Eastansm is ranked 261,139th in the world and 53rd in Imperial World Nations for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 34,876 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Authoritarian: 5,410thMost Conservative: 9,752ndTop
Safest: 18,490thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,638thMost Pacifist: 19,717thMost Secular: 24,632ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 27,616thMost Extreme: 28,151st
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the region

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