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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 728thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,322ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,379th
The Calmari Collective Capacity of
Democratic Socialists
Feel free to worship me anytime.
The Beakest
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Squid Ruinosa

Population21.07 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest
FaithOctodox

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 triple-decker prams, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 21.07 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 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 98.5%.

The powerhouse Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 2,969 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 highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 140,921 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Squid Ruinosa, Squinem tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, straitjackets are a common religious garb, and the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying. 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 239,276th in the world and 8,230th in The East Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -22.09 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 728thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,322ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,379thMost Influential: 1,662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,710thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,890thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,088thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,673rdLargest Governments: 2,982ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,734thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,439thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,646thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,703rdHighest Economic Output: 4,820thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,833rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,385thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,912thLargest Populations: 6,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,248thSafest: 7,518thBest Weather: 7,815thMost Cultured: 7,856thMost Stationary: 8,396thSmartest Citizens: 9,492ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,313thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,191stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,443rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,435thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,458thMost Inclusive: 19,757thMost Developed: 19,795thMost Income Equality: 20,982ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,401stLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,918th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 46th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 75th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 76th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 84th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the regionMost Stationary: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 143rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 153rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 159th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 192nd in the regionMost Cultured: 205th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 214th in the regionBest Weather: 237th in the regionSafest: 242nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 250th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 318th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 361st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 369th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 484th in the regionMost Developed: 599th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 620th in the regionMost Inclusive: 678th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 680th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 706th in the region

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