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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,335thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,953rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,887th
The Soveinian City-state of
Corrupt Dictatorship
A few birds flew off the fallout shelter.
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Nipper
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Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
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Soveiniesberg

Population2.305 billion

CapitalSoveiniesberg
LeaderJoseph Sovei
FaithEastern Orthodox

CurrencySoveinian Ruble
AnimalBear

The Soveinian City-state of Soveiniesberg is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Joseph Sovei with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.305 billion Soveinians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soveiniesberg. The average income tax rate is 76.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soveinian economy, worth 388 trillion Soveinian 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. 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 168,615 Soveinian Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Joseph Sovei's Twitcher account is typically used to share Bear memes rather than government policy, politicians tend to favor bombastic speeches and kissing babies now that they've been banned from social media, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, and neighboring nations are tired of Soveiniesberg's big fish stories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soveiniesberg's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox.

Soveiniesberg is ranked 247,081st in the world and 1,156th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.31 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,335thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,953rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,887thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,538thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,725thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,306thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,511thMost Devout: 9,862ndLargest Black Market: 10,116thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,552ndLowest Crime Rates: 10,633rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,954thHighest Average Incomes: 11,386thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,405thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,188thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,916thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,016thHealthiest Citizens: 14,206thMost Developed: 14,367thLargest Governments: 14,527thBest Weather: 14,668thMost Patriotic: 14,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,372ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,505thMost Efficient Economies: 16,474thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,941stLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,359thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,842ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,099thHighest Food Quality: 20,508thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,253rdMost Income Equality: 23,455thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,814thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,820thSmartest Citizens: 26,064thMost Authoritarian: 26,617th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 61st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 71st in the regionMost Devout: 81st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 92nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Income Equality: 113th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 126th in the region

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