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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5th Nicest Citizens: 5th Most Compassionate Citizens: 12th
The United Socialist States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
We Own Y'all!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population32.555 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.555 billion Spanners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 6,564 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 201,645 spannies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

A byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon, the tragedy of the commons is being tested nationwide but everyone says it's somebody else's problem, workers have seized control of the economy, and the government has legalised small-scale capitalism. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 170,746th in the world and 8,878th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -68.12 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 5thNicest Citizens: 5thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12thBest Weather: 14thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23rdMost Pacifist: 30thLargest Publishing Industry: 39thLongest Average Lifespans: 42ndMost Beautiful Environments: 44thLeast Corrupt Governments: 65thHealthiest Citizens: 92ndLargest Populations: 115thMost Devout: 119thSmartest Citizens: 136thSafest: 185thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 197thLowest Crime Rates: 247thMost Cultured: 256thMost Influential: 379thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 553rdHighest Economic Output: 647thMost Stationary: 659thMost Rebellious Youth: 772ndTop
Most Inclusive: 1,853rdLargest Governments: 3,158thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,457thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,925thHighest Average Incomes: 4,960thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,507thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,281stNudest: 8,512thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 9,555thMost Politically Free: 13,975thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,114thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,690thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,947th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 28th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 119th in the regionMost Influential: 127th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 139th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 178th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 241st in the regionNudest: 259th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 264th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 289th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 602nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 634th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 711th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 714th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 778th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Span was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors and the Top 10% for Largest Welfare Programs and Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Republic of LaKronia.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the government has legalised small-scale capitalism.
  • : Span was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Span was endorsed by The 🔥Saiderians' Kingdom🔥 of Great Solordia.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, workers have seized control of the economy.
  • : Span was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the tragedy of the commons is being tested nationwide but everyone says it's somebody else's problem.
  • : Span was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Following new legislation in Span, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 283 » Fengate, Yaorozu, Whereisthatistan, Novare Res, Elevation, Oneofakynd, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Jefffliu, Renetopia, Venezuelia, Calamazo, HMS Unicorn, Zeroxis, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Great Bights Mum, Malvad, Nubianica, Sadakoyama, Republic of Destiny, Eglise Sainte Eve, The Big Bad Boo, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Kingdom of Space, Saint Tomaston, Zerophix, Karazan, New Lakemba, SYRIXIA, New Trisone, ShortBusCrashed, The Rossinite Empire, The Army Republic of Prussia, Felpolandia, Ultima Terra, Arach-Naga Combine, Apetopia, Chris Hallett, Merconitonitopia, New Sekai, Xentherida, Ceretis, Amerian States, Notyoutopia, Commonwealth of Transcaspia, Esplandia, Lagondia, and 233 others.The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Lionia, Guslantis, Tokaryk, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, United Brunstovia, The Isle of Grossmania, Surrus, Ziko, Kelvaros Prime, Bharathvarsh, Celreostia, New Phyrreus, Highton Islands, Manticore utopia, Walter Jackson, Yatzatz, Yeraennus, French Bananastan, Peytonamia, Sankami, Sacrento, Choistan, Bayern-Straubing, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Godly City, Tremagne de Taelmia, Wisconsota, Avalon, American MapleStory, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Cullins, The Kyziban Islands, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Republic of Dixie, Wineclaw, SchoolHouse Rock, Dopeland420, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Southern Stroraia, Helido, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Crodaria, Kaschovia, The United Chase States, Kyrianian, Alice Gardens, Lord Ravenclaw, Vazali, Adkins Station, Mercy Land, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Omicron Persei V111, Panama Coalition, Tyrassueb, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, SORT, Ivalex, Ainsworth, Ice and Tinian, Pallaith, Thenaca, Buckerino, Spherus Magna Imperium, Rukonia, Vszeklina, Kwaj, Bonjoura, Beladev, Pria Xennes, Holy Marcus Empire, Southern Allican, Yinzhaohan3, Ilisseia, Lupus Imperium, General COE, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Puczovska, Friently, ZimRobwe, Hong Kong Empire, South Grand Mountain, Shin-Hachioji, Imperial Pene Rounitrang, Che Sana Und, Lamexanope, Legique, The United Front of Patriotic Fascists, Kujira, Ostrinios, Diodone, Zedeya, Zokk, WE Empire, Forunte, Anima Proxa, Zeternia, Thorway, Beodarasc, McMasterdonia, Yaris, Yukti, Senatra, Plembobria, Holy Trinity 2015, Prevaland, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Free Californian People, Sheppey, Montroyale, Misthas, Greenstead, The Syca, Kranostav, Natorik, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Xinchao, Ribbleton, Vogonlandia, Seven Hills, The Akhara Islands, The Iron Lions, Aldelaria, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Dodione, Aerilia, Ausrea, The Lancerian Empire, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Stareogratia, Coppicia, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Pakistan 001, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Territorio di Nessuno, Asuroka, Phillywob, Cuyan, Wodan, Felhaven, Rubistein, Wallemann, Victoriaans Nederlands, Xystopia, Midds Conia, Bax-Landia, Detrivania, Krakovhia, Free Culture, Mecca-Switzerland, Minka Darykaan, Sylcar, Camarthen, Dannyria, Amerislovakia, Hexago, Ke Anu, Amestris-Britannia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Agrauron, Mareor, Harstonia, Anime Women, New Fingland, Mzeusia, Get Away From Me, Gladio II, Rumplesnakeskin, Selpo, Tumonica, ThE eNd oF eE, CurryIndia, The Curry Islands, Cinnibar, NatsukiLand, TerranulliuZ, Canada GR, Centreleftia, Techislovakia, Astal Aavors, Vexilia, Avornica, Wunderstrafanstalt, Bridgett, Alsatian Island, Islandsria, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Lagose, Sam Hinkie, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Kanaa, Gamer Pros, Tawya, Illusia and Neverendia, Khorazan, Westfacto, Celasur, Euginus, Mechano, Indiana Hoosier nation, Pop Prorp, Nation Narion, Nervan Rade, The South Falls, La Dobchostania, Jontopiary, Aledonigystan, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, The Mazur Empire, Rainengrad, Ktyria, Foogem, Kolorland, Morlanka, Hitipeuw, Darcania, Atain, Lungha, Jerakare, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Great Solordia, and LaKronia.

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