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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 471st Most Advanced Public Transport: 787th Largest Welfare Programs: 791st
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Population7.892 billion



The People of Stoskavanya is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Socius with an iron fist, and notable for its lack of airports, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.892 billion Stoskavanyans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lesrenadi. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Stoskavanyan economy, worth 967 trillion Tributes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Gambling. Average income is an impressive 122,561 Tributes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove', prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Stoskavanya's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Stoskavanya is ranked 137,770th in the world and 7,040th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -10 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 787thLargest Welfare Programs: 791stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,396thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,632ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,668thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,006thMost Influential: 2,370thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,764thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,857thLargest Governments: 3,483rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,622ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,501stMost Developed: 5,157thBest Weather: 5,479thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,603rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,324thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,418thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,613thMost Cultured: 7,111thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,842ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,000thHealthiest Citizens: 9,121stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,885thSmartest Citizens: 13,582ndHighest Economic Output: 14,472nd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 70th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 78th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 136th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the regionLargest Governments: 165th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 254th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 257th in the regionBest Weather: 297th in the regionMost Developed: 305th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 318th in the regionMost Cultured: 355th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 385th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 386th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 439th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 448th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 513th in the regionLargest Populations: 521st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 570th in the regionMost Stationary: 683rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 753rd in the regionMost Influential: 807th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 106 » Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, Sinelona, Alunya, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, Black Templares, Omnistria, VarDrade, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Sunto, Uganda Knuckles UK, Dar es Saalam, PlanetPunk, Koda-Land, North Bratislava, Egalico, Acrabinnia, Bayern-Straubing, Notyoutopia, Tappan Hills, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Napnomadia, Novare Res, Guslantis, Q w e r t y, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Plangainer, Dreadton, Federation Terra Australis, Ibiscaton, Guer Aike, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, New Pruessen, and 56 others.Spartoptia, United Draconia, Selfgradatude, Ninjak30, Pasargad, Buckerino, Sheldanada, Newpromisedland, Steraz, New Bremerton, Trillius, Joodey, Torakuen, The United States of Romania, Wineclaw, Tsardom of Leonlandia, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, SillyString, Ejhsa, The Notorious Mad Jack, Kasazzastan, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, The Kyziban Islands, Haor Chall, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Niradans, Shigonia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, The Black Cathedral, Alpinea, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Wilkshire, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Ttopa, Kobagia, Loutsland, and Zumlandia.

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