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Most Compassionate Citizens: 546thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 635thNicest Citizens: 660th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Strength in Unity
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.232 billion

LeaderJorge Ribeiro


The Republic of Surd is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jorge Ribeiro with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.232 billion Surds 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 large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guendia. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Surdic economy, worth a remarkable 1,652 trillion Fioris 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 228,460 Fioris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', Surds submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card, and courtrooms can be a little sketchy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Surd's national animal is the Robin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Surd is ranked 205,018th in the world and 7,635th in Lazarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -23.07 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 546thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 635thNicest Citizens: 660thSafest: 711thMost Developed: 724thLongest Average Lifespans: 856thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 863rdBest Weather: 952ndMost Pacifist: 953rdHealthiest Citizens: 962ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 986thLowest Crime Rates: 998thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,159thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,209thMost Inclusive: 1,227thLargest Governments: 1,250thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,324thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,433rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,471stSmartest Citizens: 1,499thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,747thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,781stMost Secular: 1,816thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,898thTop
Most Influential: 2,080thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,161stMost Cultured: 2,593rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,956thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,060thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,170thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,518thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,547thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,638thHighest Average Incomes: 4,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,453rdHighest Economic Output: 9,492ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,861stTop
Most Income Equality: 15,767th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Pacifist: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 48th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 49th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 62nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 76th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 81st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 85th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost Cultured: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 126th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 138th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 177th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 211th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 233rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 459th in the regionMost Income Equality: 481st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 558th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Surd was endorsed by The Heart of The United Syrian States.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, Surds submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Surd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Surd endorsed The 😳😳😳 of SunnyPhiladelphia.
  • : Surd endorsed The Holy Dictatorship of Doperland.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 119 » Treadwellia, The Sigometh Dynasty, Pherttsylvania, Auralon, Mainze, The Salvation States, Grand Place, Aflana, Custadia, Loftegen 3, Steel Vagabonds, Aegis-5, Glorious Society, Guiness Freaks, Axixic, Northern Rosary Isles, Denado, Leonism, Outlaw Conformity, Halliway, Port Flynt, Burning Pants, Aigania, Snoodum, Lazarene Ryccia, Sombrassino, Navordia, Perchan, Tristin, Nargorthia, Aleckandor, New Canadian Military Junta, Darcaethir, Aguaria Major, Margandy, Tor Otto, Praenestia, Shaunborough, Bravenewworld, Astalen, Laporter, Arkanik, Rommanda, Othan, Nippon Shotou Teikoku, Aletian, Marcellinople, Courlany, Shadowra, Zetaopalatopia, and 69 others.Baelju, Fissure Town, Sireco, Cossack Peoples, Emperor PJ, Mo-Po-Lo-Jo-To-Jo, Manaric, Inceptio, Thetraxia, Caybow, Uhanda, The New California Republic, Aaecilia, Bobs raider puppet, Treat-Seeking Missiles, Russiane, Nova Zemlya, Issrak-om, Kamikaze89, The Celestial Lands, Wishper, The Islands of Colwell, TypoTech, The Daedric Lords, Wilhelmsborough, Ioboriya, Tottoro, Antolica, Capercom, Skin Nation The Second, Amertheria, Sveta Makreshanska Kraljevina, Dernel, Peoples Republic of zanzablanzabar, Xracona, Kunigund, Arclandia, Demonos, Kawaiidesh, Silver Minner, Nord Gronland, Yurp, Wolfana, Zhuzistan, Mzeusia, Domais, Captain Apollo, Xotrea, Manica, Zekrosz, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Prodomina, Riau Islands, Deciduslava, Bukowina, Cullden, Ecchi Unlimited, Potted Plants United, Kubaroony, New Rogernomics, Amalice, Klaisur, Debussy, Sneyland, PinkFloyd and The Beatles, Legendary Magus, Ladandtopia, Owans, and The United Syrian States.

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