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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,357th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,297th Most Corrupt Governments: 9,031st
The Federal Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Worker of Manchuria, Unite!
Qian Wuying
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Soviet Manchuria

Population1.089 billion

CapitalChangchun
LeaderQian Wuying

CurrencyManchurian Ruble
AnimalRed-crowned Crane

The Federal Republic of Soviet Manchuria is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Qian Wuying with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.089 billion Soviet Manchurians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Changchun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Soviet Manchurian economy, worth 122 trillion Manchurian 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, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 112,564 Manchurian Rubles, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Red-crowned Crane hunting institutions, Qian Wuying's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soviet Manchuria's national animal is the Red-crowned Crane, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Soviet Manchuria is ranked 25,485th in the world and 1,296th in Lazarus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 173.48 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,357thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,297thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,031stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,222ndLargest Black Market: 10,945thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,666thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,191stLargest Welfare Programs: 12,372ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,729thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,867thMost Secular: 16,166thMost Efficient Economies: 16,699th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 187th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 225th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 449th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 519th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, Qian Wuying's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Red-crowned Crane hunting institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Soviet Manchuria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Soviet Manchuria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Soviet Manchuria's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Soviet Manchuria changed its national leader to "Qian Wuying" and its motto to "Worker of Manchuria, Unite!".
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Manchuria, Qian Wuying has just been declared ruler of Soviet Manchuria in an international press conference.

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