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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,037thMost Influential: 1,357th
The Calmari Collective Capacity of
Democratic Socialists
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The Beakest
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Squid Ruinosa

Population19.567 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest

Currencypointy Beak
AnimalLesser Squiden

The Calmari Collective Capacity of Squid Ruinosa is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Beakest with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, devout population of 19.567 billion Squod are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater moon spire. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The thriving Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 2,714 trillion pointy Beaks 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 138,740 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The horniness of the great-horned Lesser Squiden is considered a national priority, seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Squid Ruinosa. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Squid Ruinosa's national animal is the Lesser Squiden, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Octodox.

Squid Ruinosa is ranked 3,661st in the world and 89th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 116.18 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,037thMost Influential: 1,357thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,583rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,890thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,091stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,317thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,720thLargest Governments: 2,922ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,555thHighest Economic Output: 4,794thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,975thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,367thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,459thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,114thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,279thLargest Populations: 6,574thMost Cultured: 7,695thSafest: 8,191stMost Stationary: 9,001stSmartest Citizens: 9,202ndBest Weather: 9,330thHealthiest Citizens: 10,186thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,539thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,489thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,378thHighest Average Incomes: 16,204thMost Inclusive: 18,633rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,954th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 46th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 47th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 65th in the regionLargest Governments: 69th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 70th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 89th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 132nd in the regionMost Stationary: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 140th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 143rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 174th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 178th in the regionMost Cultured: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 244th in the regionSafest: 254th in the regionBest Weather: 271st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 287th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 290th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 313th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 449th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 478th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 596th in the regionMost Inclusive: 598th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 610th in the regionMost Developed: 611th in the region

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