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Most Authoritarian: 5,064thMost Conservative: 10,943rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,335th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Will Endure
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Surtlend

Population907 million

Currencyruble
Animalporpoise

The Empire of Surtlend is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 907 million Surtlendians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 59.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Surtlendian economy, worth 26.3 trillion rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Woodchip Exports, Cheese Exports, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 28,988 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, and traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Surtlend's national animal is the porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Surtlend is ranked 118,095th in the world and 44th in Antaras for Most Influential, scoring 42 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 5,064thTop
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Most Conservative: 10,943rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,335thMost Extreme: 12,969thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,470th
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Healthiest Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, traumatized ex-ambassadors seek treatment for their "desk dissociation".
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Surtlend's influence in Antaras fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Surtlend's influence in Antaras rose from "Zero" to "Vassal".
  • : Surtlend relocated from Noxus pact to Antaras.
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, the government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs.
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up.
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking.
  • : Following new legislation in Surtlend, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.

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