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Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thLargest Publishing Industry: 6thNicest Citizens: 8th
The United Socialist States of
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Population40.583 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, hatred of cheese, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 40.583 billion Spanners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal 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 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Spanner economy, worth an astonishing 11,799 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 290,759 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events, and builders across Span are blocked up with orders for new public loos. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 531st in the world and 21st in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 128 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thLargest Publishing Industry: 6thNicest Citizens: 8thBest Weather: 21stMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 35thMost Pacifist: 37thMost Beautiful Environments: 72ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 81stLargest Populations: 89thHealthiest Citizens: 136thLongest Average Lifespans: 196thMost Devout: 200thSafest: 233rdMost Cultured: 242ndHighest Food Quality: 253rdSmartest Citizens: 254thLowest Crime Rates: 340thHighest Economic Output: 355thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 362ndMost Stationary: 514thMost Rebellious Youth: 531stMost Influential: 686thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 963rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,002ndMost Inclusive: 1,017thHighest Average Incomes: 2,360thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,399thLargest Governments: 2,403rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3,686thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,611thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,390thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,054thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,641stNudest: 11,030thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,531stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,709thMost Developed: 13,924thMost Patriotic: 19,398th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 183rd in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 246th in the regionNudest: 256th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 263rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 296th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 375th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 493rd in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 656th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 667th in the regionMost Developed: 764th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 784th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 888th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Span, builders across Span are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Federation Terra Australis.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Span was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Span was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Span was endorsed by The People's Republic of Awesomegaming29.
  • : Span was endorsed by The United Nations of Pazair.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 305 » Fengate, Yaorozu, Elevation, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Karazan, New Lakemba, Felpolandia, Xentherida, Notyoutopia, Esplandia, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Highton Islands, Manticore utopia, Walter Jackson, French Bananastan, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Siwale, Alice Gardens, Panama Coalition, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, SORT, Ice and Tinian, Pallaith, Buckerino, Kwaj, Holy Marcus Empire, Ilisseia, Puczovska, Diodone, Zokk, Zeternia, Yukti, The Iron Lions, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, and 255 others.Detrivania, Free Culture, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Cinnibar, Vexilia, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Empy, Ethnon, Maott, Kobagia, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Dar es Saalam, Pasargad, The Rhein States, Malta Comino Gozo, Napnomadia, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Potatolandium, Bearical, Unsophisticate, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Votak Matim, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Newpromisedland, Soviet Terran, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Orado, Glurponia, Zeno-sama, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Moanapo, Freyford, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, Tachycardia, PotatoFarmers, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Ravendi, Nationeer, Anungu, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, East Akra, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Dakota Territories, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, The Lancerian Empire, The Galactic Triumvirate, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Zecit, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Sebatopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Pantheons, Solskjar, Astronomical, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, I Like Killing people, Prydania, The Calabash Protectorate, Texas States, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Seanat, Brucklania, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Xyrron, Loptous, Simone Republic, Feelonia, Xipher, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Heilhum Imperius, WeKnow, Railroad Crossing, Harjad, Lulubellia, Cartures, Aerilia, Morover, Aruvicion, Joevala, Hardscrabble, Chips and Guac, A Salmon Named Harold, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Bankowiata, Brsil, Reinoniananiananonanonona, The Navy Blue, Desvios, Testnation223, Nodnarb, Tvers, Nuronte, HolyDoge, Climeria, Yellops, Dubanska, Que Lukustinardon, Animu Place, Galbadiana, Bharathvarsh, Svenskskit, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Wisconsota, The Republic of Free Peoples, Confederacy of North America, Star Kingdom, Planes, Upper Libertatem, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, Strongwill, Paradeavenlisian States, Vesteysia, Francois Isidore, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Folenz, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Dangine, New Celoveniortan, Progressitalia, Tyirza, Gendirt, ForestMythal, Randomcountryland, Aryan Homeland, Rising Sakura, Sympathy Mesa, Jaxikistan, Perikuresu, Tsandonown, Katuda, Nikhilesh23, Novo cruzeiro, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Card Kingdom, Ellbonnia, Andanavia, Sopernia, JK239, Mitropola, Nova Arcania, Logovets, Solcius, Alcavia, Sahriastan, Capablanca, Lionia, Tibus Heth, Bongo Mountain, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Capitista, Praeceps, Klodma, Green state federation, Dabarastan, AmManies, Batatoland Empire, Tringapore, Antonimus, Larger Green Plants, Religioncord, Russyjka, Nordic-British Union, Advancia-Sizzletown, Aguaria Major, Veltvalen, Koletsia, Cliecia, Hellsinky, Chuuni Weebs, ABC, Jinju-Do, Darkmondoria, Technocratic-european Countries, Jaistein, ChristianVille of the USA, Ayuzhhhhh, Laudesia, New Terra-Nullius, Waldekit, Kastonvia, Q w e r t y, The Jerichowan Country, Russila, Sojenre, Seltsames Auge, Excedra, Ilmatil, Destroedor, Milhanex, Old Emporia, Toshavo III, Madjack, Oannia, Intion North, Sundred, Menouria, Parpyduckland, Intelbrazia, XD 2, Brikule, El Guajuila, Plagriu, Just Vibin, Aenglaland, Megopoli, 0OGA, Foxi Fari, Transyania, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, The Erie Doctrine, Sunea, Cookie and Cute, Queendom of Britannia, Imperial Pieserged, Panterastan, Pazair, Awesomegaming29, and Federation Terra Australis.

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