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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 204thMost Secular: 469thHighest Poor Incomes: 757th
The Sword and Shield of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Feind ist, wer anders denkt
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Political Freedom

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The Stasi State

Population8.211 billion

CapitalThe Stasi HQ
LeaderErich Mielke
FaithActually Existing Socialism

CurrencyEast German Mark

The Sword and Shield of The Stasi State is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Erich Mielke with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.211 billion Stasi Agents 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stasi HQ. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Stasi Agent economy, worth a remarkable 2,648 trillion East German Marks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 322,509 East German Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, the police have reaffirmed their tough stance on drugs, and Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to The Stasi HQ to enjoy their national art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Stasi State's national animal is the Enemy, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Actually Existing Socialism.

The Stasi State is ranked 88,444th in the world and 118th in The Black Hawks for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,203.92 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 204thMost Secular: 469thHighest Poor Incomes: 757thLowest Crime Rates: 764thMost Corrupt Governments: 878thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,584thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,674thHighest Average Incomes: 1,840thLargest Mining Sector: 1,919thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,149thLargest Black Market: 2,232ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,412thTop
Largest Governments: 2,920thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,312thMost Developed: 3,456thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,817thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,979thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,071stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,352ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,425thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,560thSmartest Citizens: 4,626thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,945thMost Efficient Economies: 5,404thMost Patriotic: 5,715thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,448thHighest Economic Output: 6,957thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,764thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,811thHealthiest Citizens: 8,112thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,609thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,060thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,634thLargest Retail Industry: 12,143rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,994thTop
Most Authoritarian: 14,481stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,217thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,724thMost Cultured: 17,816thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,448thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,665thHighest Food Quality: 23,471stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24,350thMost Inclusive: 26,918th
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 36th in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the regionMost Patriotic: 38th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 39th in the region

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