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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 681stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,395th
The Calmari Collective Capacity of
Democratic Socialists
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The Beakest
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Squid Ruinosa

Population23.658 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest
FaithOctodox

Currencypointy Beak
AnimalLesser Squiden

The Calmari Collective Capacity of Squid Ruinosa is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Beakest with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, triple-decker prams, and devotion to social welfare. The quiet, industrious population of 23.658 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, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater moon spire. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The powerhouse Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 3,350 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 141,634 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, small towns have started burning historical buildings in hopes of attracting tourists, and wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps. 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 21,237th in the world and 1,068th in The East Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 78.3 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 681stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,395thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,045thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,213thMost Influential: 2,587thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,711thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,245thLowest Crime Rates: 4,103rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,740thHighest Economic Output: 4,863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,001stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,721stLargest Populations: 6,089thSafest: 7,215thBest Weather: 7,246thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,460thMost Cultured: 8,556thSmartest Citizens: 9,305thHealthiest Citizens: 10,015thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,872ndHighest Food Quality: 12,520thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,933rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 17,528thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,203rdMost Corrupt Governments: 20,564thMost Inclusive: 20,654thMost Income Equality: 21,237thMost Developed: 21,419thMost Patriotic: 23,741st
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 46th in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 48th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 92nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 119th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 123rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 136th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 154th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 174th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 195th in the regionBest Weather: 216th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 217th in the regionMost Cultured: 232nd in the regionSafest: 234th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 244th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 263rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 316th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 360th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 398th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 399th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 446th in the regionMost Patriotic: 519th in the regionMost Developed: 587th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 698th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 725th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 769th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,050th in the regionMost Income Equality: 1,068th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,135th in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,202nd in the region

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