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Most Influential: 4,611thMost Secular: 5,980thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,303rd
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Straknov

Population707 million

CapitalIlyasta Prime

CurrencyStraknov Ruble
AnimalGrey Bear

The Federation of Straknov is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 707 million Straknovians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ilyasta Prime. The average income tax rate is 53.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Straknovian economy, worth 67.3 trillion Straknov Rubles a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 95,220 Straknov Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Major cities are suffering under water rationing, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards, and preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straknov's national animal is the Grey Bear, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Straknov is ranked 98,859th in the world and 4,273rd in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 69.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Influential: 4,611thMost Secular: 5,980thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,303rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,472ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,810thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,073rdMost Cultured: 21,846thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,905th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 293rd in the regionMost Secular: 333rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 625th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 736th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Straknov, students at universities think exercise bikes are pieces of abstract art.

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