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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 717th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 996th Most Influential: 1,021st
The Calmari Collective Creations of
Democratic Socialists
Feel free to worship me anytime.
The Beakest
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Squid Ruinosa

Population17.125 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest
FaithOctodox

Currencypointy Beak
AnimalLesser Squiden

The Calmari Collective Creations of Squid Ruinosa is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Beakest with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, devout population of 17.125 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 98.3%.

The thriving Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 2,277 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 132,994 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, the endangered saltwater humpback Lesser Squiden is only seen in captivity programs, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. 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 143,669th in the world and 5,482nd in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 7.7 Obesity Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 717thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 996thMost Influential: 1,021stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,874thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,931stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,564thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,640thLargest Governments: 2,878thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,007thLowest Crime Rates: 3,659thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,738thHighest Economic Output: 5,027thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,316thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,753rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,961stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,768thLargest Populations: 7,100thMost Cultured: 8,271stSafest: 8,297thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,854thSmartest Citizens: 9,761stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,772ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,285thBest Weather: 10,931stMost Stationary: 11,043rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,068thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,902ndMost Pacifist: 14,404thMost Income Equality: 17,039thHighest Average Incomes: 17,071st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 54th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 152nd in the regionMost Stationary: 170th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 173rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Cultured: 210th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 213th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 245th in the regionSafest: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 268th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 273rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 280th in the regionBest Weather: 310th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 346th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 427th in the regionMost Pacifist: 459th in the regionMost Inclusive: 548th in the regionMost Developed: 548th in the region

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