by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,013th Highest Drug Use: 9,334th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,211th
The People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Advancement in Defense of the People
Eminence Grise
The Mighty Thoughts of the Most Holy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Union of Socialist Lunar States

Population435 million

AnimalLunar Vulture

The People's Republic of The Union of Socialist Lunar States is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The cynical population of 435 million Union of Socialist Lunar Statesians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 64.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Union of Socialist Lunar Statesian economy, worth 29.3 trillion Credits 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Retail. 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 67,288 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Theatre audiences often need a telescope to see the stage, children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer, kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers, and taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Union of Socialist Lunar States's national animal is the Lunar Vulture, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Union of Socialist Lunar States is ranked 23,236th in the world and 4th in SHS Stole My Woman for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 75.96 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,013thHighest Drug Use: 9,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,211th
Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Pure Gingers and Germanys Superior.