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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 540th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 578th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,477th
The Armed Communist States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Смерть не позор
Glorious Admiral Vladimir Vodovenko
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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South Raznakova

Population2.414 billion

CapitalVodovenko
LeaderGlorious Admiral Vladimir Vodovenko
FaithVodovenkoism

CurrencyRazna
AnimalHawk

The Armed Communist States of South Raznakova is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Glorious Admiral Vladimir Vodovenko with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.414 billion South Raznakovans 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 is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vodovenko. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient South Raznakovan economy, worth 611 trillion Raznas 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 253,206 Raznas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, many friends and relatives of Glorious Admiral Vladimir Vodovenko have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional, and the South Raznakova Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Raznakova's national animal is the Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Vodovenkoism.

South Raznakova is ranked 3,568th in the world and 11th in The Black Hawks for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 40,545.02 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 540thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 578thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,477thLargest Black Market: 1,485thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,579thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,090thHighest Average Incomes: 2,497thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,539thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,649thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,692ndMost Avoided: 3,015thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,289thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,568thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,810thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,978thMost Secular: 5,011thLowest Crime Rates: 6,310thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,965thLargest Governments: 7,185thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,545thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,112thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 8,877thMost Efficient Economies: 9,242ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,407thLargest Retail Industry: 13,568thMost Conservative: 13,650thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,968thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,801stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,347th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, the South Raznakova Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, many friends and relatives of Glorious Admiral Vladimir Vodovenko have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations.
  • : South Raznakova lodged a message on the The Black Hawks Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : South Raznakova published "Operation Barbossa" (Factbook: Military).
  • : Following new legislation in South Raznakova, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.

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