by Max Barry

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Nudest: 438thSafest: 641stHighest Average Tax Rates: 764th
The Rogue Nation of
Democratic Socialists
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population20.442 billion

CapitalNew Wesford


The Rogue Nation of Straeus is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Eden with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cheerful population of 20.442 billion Straeusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Wesford. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Straeusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,626 trillion Flints a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 79,587 Flints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, there's never enough space in space, Viagra factories are being converted to producing antimalarials for Bigtopian orphans, and devotion to God is only skin-deep. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straeus's national animal is the Pteranodon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Daius.

Straeus is ranked 4,098th in the world and 12th in NationStates for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,922.75 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Nudest: 438thSafest: 641stHighest Average Tax Rates: 764thLargest Governments: 797thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,123rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,135thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,161stMost Pacifist: 1,410thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,656thHealthiest Citizens: 1,672ndMost Cultured: 1,732ndBest Weather: 1,782ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,276thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,544thSmartest Citizens: 2,908thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,662ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,687thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,933rdNicest Citizens: 4,015thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,098thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,106thMost Influential: 4,185thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,282ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,064thMost Inclusive: 5,604thLargest Populations: 6,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,655thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,090thHighest Economic Output: 10,552ndTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,748thMost Income Equality: 13,751stMost Secular: 15,196thMost Stationary: 17,106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,044thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,645thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,512th
Nudest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 52nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 10 » Mikeswill, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, Ionistan, Xaviena, Flaaklypa, Beanz, United Drafonstland, Dindrenzi, Arithei, and SKBK.

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