by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 897thMost Influential: 1,171stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,191st
The United Socialist States of
New York Times Democracy
Proletariat, the Blackbirds lead our way!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.432 billion

LeaderArkady Rossovich
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyTulovian Ruble

The United Socialist States of Tulov is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Arkady Rossovich with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.432 billion Tulovians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tula. The average income tax rate is 79.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Tulovian economy, worth a remarkable 2,473 trillion Tulovian Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 198,979 Tulovian Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, Tulovian actors literally work from cradle to grave, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, and no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor. Crime is almost non-existent. Tulov's national animal is the Blackbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Tulov is ranked 258,620th in the world and 634th in Conch Kingdom for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -165.46 on the Hayek Index.

Rudest Citizens: 897thMost Influential: 1,171stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,191stMost Secular: 1,699thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,681stTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,927thMost Efficient Economies: 3,266thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,270thMost Armed: 4,410thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,716thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,289thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,461stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,521stSmartest Citizens: 5,550thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,744thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,116thLargest Retail Industry: 6,183rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,410thHighest Economic Output: 7,340thHighest Average Incomes: 7,428thMost Cultured: 8,174thLargest Governments: 8,529thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,645thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,166thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,534thLargest Mining Sector: 11,892ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,732ndMost Developed: 15,933rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,499thMost Patriotic: 17,053rdLargest Welfare Programs: 21,029thMost Avoided: 21,415thLargest Gambling Industry: 23,544thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,953rdLargest Populations: 25,515th
Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 48th in the regionMost Patriotic: 49th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 54th in the regionNudest: 56th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 61st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Tulov relocated from Lazarus to Conch Kingdom.
  • : Tulov was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Tulov ceased to exist in Conch Kingdom.