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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,134thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,265thMost Patriotic: 5,440th
The Dictatorship of
Corrupt Dictatorship
One Party, One People
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Soviet Progonya

Population4.915 billion

LeaderComrade Erik

CurrencyProgonyan Ruble

The Dictatorship of Soviet Progonya is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Comrade Erik with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete lack of prisons, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.915 billion Party Members 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Krasnograd. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Soviet Progonyan economy, worth 520 trillion Progonyan Rubles 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 105,844 Progonyan Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, home renovation projects take decades to complete, the government builds houses for foreign newcomers, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soviet Progonya's national animal is the Hydra, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Soviet Progonya is ranked 253,544th in the world and 176th in The Internationale for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -16.85 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,134thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,265thMost Patriotic: 5,440thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,016thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,517thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,228thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,369thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,960thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,537thBest Weather: 10,560thHealthiest Citizens: 10,562ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,215thLargest Governments: 12,701stTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 13,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,126thMost Influential: 14,300thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,688thMost Income Equality: 15,725thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,532ndLargest Welfare Programs: 16,619thMost Authoritarian: 17,411thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,956thMost Secular: 18,826thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,997thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,538thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,668thMost Inclusive: 20,190thHighest Food Quality: 21,869thSmartest Citizens: 22,307thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,245th
Most Patriotic: 9th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Proletaire, Greater Vietnam, Empirical Drachma, Zaeli, and AJ Empire.