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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 683rd Most Influential: 1,488th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,715th
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Salus populi suprema lex esto
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Staics

Population1.345 billion

CapitalDruacrego

CurrencySanc
AnimalRed Panda

The Most Serene Republic of Staics is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, parental licensing program, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 1.345 billion Staicsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Druacrego. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Staicsian economy, worth 224 trillion Sancs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 166,659 Sancs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, Staics's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, Staicsian politics is literally a blood sport, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Staics's national animal is the Red Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Staics is ranked 6,873rd in the world and 343rd in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 336.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 683rdMost Influential: 1,488thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,715thMost Inclusive: 2,838thRudest Citizens: 3,208thMost Secular: 3,574thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,067thMost Developed: 4,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,039thSmartest Citizens: 6,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,873rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,550thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,222ndTop
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Most Politically Free: 8,694thHighest Average Incomes: 8,909thMost Cultured: 8,964thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,264thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,646thMost Efficient Economies: 9,800thLargest Retail Industry: 10,484thBest Weather: 12,306thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,547thLargest Black Market: 13,009thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,852ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,885thMost Income Equality: 14,553rdHealthiest Citizens: 14,817thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,219thLargest Governments: 16,741stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,866th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 128th in the regionRudest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Inclusive: 177th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 205th in the regionMost Secular: 226th in the regionMost Developed: 259th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 304th in the regionLargest Black Market: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 311th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 359th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 414th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 419th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 422nd in the regionMost Cultured: 424th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 431st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 448th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 452nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 469th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 527th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 568th in the regionMost Influential: 595th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 662nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 671st in the regionBest Weather: 682nd in the regionLargest Governments: 732nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 738th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 784th in the regionMost Income Equality: 801st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Staics, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, Staicsian politics is literally a blood sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, Staics's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, the military struggles with recruitment.
  • : Staics was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Staics was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : Following new legislation in Staics, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.

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World Assembly

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