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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 272ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 417thMost Subsidized Industry: 535th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
You Can't Stop Progress
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Urial59

Population4.782 billion

Currencykrona
Animalcow

The Republic of Urial59 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its feral children, sprawling nuclear power plants, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.782 billion Urial59ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 90.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urial59ian economy, worth 878 trillion kronor 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, fairly diversified black market in Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 impressive 183,784 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision, Leader claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', grazing lands are filled with cattle wearing odd-looking anti-pollution devices, and teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urial59's national animal is the cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Urial59 is ranked 208,009th in the world and 6,918th in The East Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.49 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 272ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 417thMost Subsidized Industry: 535thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,279thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,425thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,750thLargest Mining Sector: 3,469thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,970thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,182ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,593rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,747thHighest Average Incomes: 8,566thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,269thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,360thLowest Crime Rates: 11,803rdTop
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Largest Governments: 13,219thMost Secular: 15,326thMost Avoided: 15,564thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,034thHighest Economic Output: 21,475thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,625thMost Influential: 23,242ndMost Stationary: 23,580th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 94th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 151st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 159th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 225th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 231st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 254th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 308th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 344th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 353rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 356th in the regionLargest Governments: 367th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 442nd in the regionMost Secular: 535th in the regionMost Avoided: 543rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 671st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 708th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 709th in the regionLargest Populations: 748th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 803rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, grazing lands are filled with cattle wearing odd-looking anti-pollution devices.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, Leader claims tax rises are the result of 'curses'.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, a new generation of aquariumless hotels are being built under government supervision.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Urial59 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, rumor has it that Leader has won three lotteries in a row.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial59, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians.

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