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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd Nicest Citizens: 6th Most Compassionate Citizens: 11th
The United Socialist States of
Civil Rights Lovefest
We Own Y'all!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population35.448 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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 35.448 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 78.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 7,040 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 impressive 198,603 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sleeping on the job is recommended, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration, traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation", and the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 170,292nd in the world and 9,089th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -69.63 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rdNicest Citizens: 6thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11thBest Weather: 15thMost Pacifist: 31stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32ndLargest Publishing Industry: 43rdMost Beautiful Environments: 58thLongest Average Lifespans: 65thLeast Corrupt Governments: 65thHealthiest Citizens: 101stLargest Populations: 109thMost Devout: 161stSafest: 203rdSmartest Citizens: 204thMost Cultured: 247thLowest Crime Rates: 273rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 328thMost Rebellious Youth: 564thMost Influential: 585thMost Stationary: 604thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 613thHighest Economic Output: 707thMost Inclusive: 1,213thTop
Largest Governments: 2,931stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,334thHighest Average Incomes: 5,889thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,082ndHighest Drug Use: 6,569thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,639thNudest: 7,952ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,395thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 9,430thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,498thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,544thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,831stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,722nd
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 74th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 139th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 173rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 187th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 217th in the regionMost Influential: 219th in the regionNudest: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 254th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 276th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 331st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 485th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 528th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 579th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 631st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 633rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 635th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 662nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Span, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation".
  • : Following new legislation in Span, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Span was endorsed by The You're Adopted of Loli County.
  • : Span was endorsed by The United Socialist States of La Mudita.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Theocracy of GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Sawtooth Badlands of The Black Cathedral.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Spanner politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 280 » Fengate, Yaorozu, Novare Res, Elevation, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Jefffliu, Renetopia, Venezuelia, Calamazo, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Great Bights Mum, Nubianica, Eglise Sainte Eve, The Big Bad Boo, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Zerophix, Karazan, New Lakemba, Felpolandia, Ultima Terra, Xentherida, Ceretis, Amerian States, Notyoutopia, Esplandia, Guslantis, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Ziko, Kelvaros Prime, New Phyrreus, Highton Islands, Manticore utopia, Walter Jackson, French Bananastan, Sacrento, Choistan, Bayern-Straubing, Sil Dorsett, Avalon, American MapleStory, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, The Kyziban Islands, and 230 others.Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Dopeland420, Siwale, Crodaria, The United Chase States, Kyrianian, Alice Gardens, Panama Coalition, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, SORT, Ivalex, Ainsworth, Ice and Tinian, Pallaith, Buckerino, Kwaj, Bonjoura, Beladev, Holy Marcus Empire, Ilisseia, General COE, Puczovska, ZimRobwe, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Zokk, Zeternia, Beodarasc, Yukti, Senatra, Misthas, The Syca, The Iron Lions, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Territorio di Nessuno, Wodan, Detrivania, Free Culture, Sylcar, Camarthen, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Cinnibar, TerranulliuZ, Vexilia, Wunderstrafanstalt, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Indiana Hoosier nation, Kolorland, Atain, Zyvetskistaahn, Ozstan, SillyString, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Ka Ching, Sea Ghost, Californian Redwood, Lower Nubia, Snoodum, THX1138, Naedorius, Neo-Philadelphia, Mahsoobia, New Trisone, Kylesburgh, Koda-Land, United Draconia, Empy, The Gamer Party, Atheenos, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Babacar, Sanjurika, Sundred, Avemterra, Ethnon, Kulgatha, Maott, The United States of Romania, Misuvelia, Suicidistan, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Wilkshire, Copria, Amestris-Britannia, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, Republic of Turbin, Stellaris-Crystaloga, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, German Holy Roman Empire, New Pruessen, Bananaaaaa, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Pasargad, Bojacks and Jills, We Are Number One, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Lunallian, New Bremerton, Kuda1, Spartoptia, Nairland, Torakuen, Boltang, Malta Comino Gozo, Sinelona, Napnomadia, Uganda Knuckles UK, Ostrolia, Valhalla123, Adkins Station, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Potatolandium, Sakaryata, Rosewood-, Sheldanada, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, The Windmilluminati, Black Templares, Steraz, Dreadton, Lectionstan, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, INTEGRAL, Amauri, COCONUT-CITY, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Alunya, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Renzic, Niradans, Hesterin, The Discipled, Asgardira, Circenn, Votak Matim, Egalico, Surikatia, Ofemerica, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Evetstan, Elder Realms, Joodey, Neue Coolidge, Mhelon, Jasminlandia, Gukapub, Fayyayid, Kirnea, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, VarDrade, Plangainer, Californiaz, Trillius, Kirostan, Durgron, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Thiammyalllaland, Miruma, Warsaw-Halicz, Newpromisedland, Senkaiboashi, Arcadiom, Ejhsa, Soviet Terran, Aratani, Liberum Mundi, Hircea, Katiks Rack, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Kaosjr, Bananoonza, 1 very fast endotarter, Iotar, Tire Sover, Tumbtopia, Free Azzaca, Ikea Rike, Pop7up, Aeviternus, Sockmanland, Coprianus, Vikingiarchy, Tamgu, Loutsland, Camista, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Conservadoria, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, Newam, The Penguin Confederacy, Castle Federation, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, La Mudita, and Loli County.

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