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Most Influential: 37th Largest Publishing Industry: 252nd Most Cheerful Citizens: 472nd
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
Vi Har Rätt I Varje Förorätta Sak Vi Gör
Regional Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Commonwealth of Stromia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tyr Backstrom with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, complete lack of prisons, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 22.486 billion Stromians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Linkoping. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stromian economy, worth a remarkable 3,691 trillion Quints 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 164,157 Quints, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, Tyr Backstrom has more friends than ever before, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation, and the Stromian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime is totally unknown. Stromia's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Annunakiism.

Stromia is ranked 52,427th in the world and 173rd in Europe for Largest Black Market, with 860 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 37thLargest Publishing Industry: 252ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 784thNicest Citizens: 808thMost Developed: 951stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,057thSmartest Citizens: 1,143rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,154thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,233rdMost Cultured: 1,279thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,299thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,434thHighest Economic Output: 1,692ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,290thLargest Populations: 2,565thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,732ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,747thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,917thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,002ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,030thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,578thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,552ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,793rdLargest Governments: 5,245thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,409thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,150thHighest Average Incomes: 8,598thTop
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Most Pacifist: 9,133rdMost Devout: 10,063rdLowest Crime Rates: 10,476thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,923rd
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Largest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 40th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionMost Devout: 65th in the region

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