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Most Income Equality: 1,113th Least Corrupt Governments: 10,554th
The Unforgotten Interred Remains of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Wait until the war's over and we're both a little older
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The Unknown Soldier

Population7.949 billion

CapitalArlington Cemetery
Leaderan anonymous serviceman
FaithUNKNOWN and unimportant

Currencybullet
Animalspecter of his sacrificed future

The Unforgotten Interred Remains of The Unknown Soldier is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by an anonymous serviceman with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, devout population of 7.949 billion Unknown Soldiers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arlington Cemetery. The average income tax rate is 72.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant The Unknown Soldier economy, worth 47.2 trillion bullets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 5,942 bullets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns, and RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Unknown Soldier's national animal is the specter of his sacrificed future, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is UNKNOWN and unimportant.

The Unknown Soldier is ranked 134,446th in the world and 2nd in Mercenary Army for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -3.24 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Income Equality: 1,113thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 10,554th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, citizens are permitted to carry concealed handguns.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, people's charity begins and ends at home.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, citizens may not "love, honor and obey" anyone except the State.
  • : Following new legislation in The Unknown Soldier, citizens must have a license to operate a computer.

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