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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,910thSafest: 2,430thMost Pacifist: 2,624th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
The bear does not yield, and neither will we.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Ursabeknikov

Population2.608 billion

CapitalBärenparadies
LeaderBärenrat Markus

CurrencyUlag
AnimalBear

The United Socialist States of Ursabeknikov is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Bärenrat Markus with an even hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The compassionate population of 2.608 billion Ursines are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bärenparadies. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ursin economy, worth 369 trillion Ulags 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 141,786 Ulags, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear, the only women behind bars are barmaids, and gangs of political bullies tell minority voices to "shut up because we say so". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ursabeknikov's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ursabeknikov is ranked 215,702nd in the world and 1,235th in 10000 Islands for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -7.14 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,910thSafest: 2,430thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,624thMost Inclusive: 2,967thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,995thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,346thMost Influential: 3,366thNicest Citizens: 3,630thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,635thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,869thBest Weather: 4,106thHighest Food Quality: 4,145thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,362ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,435thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,484thLowest Crime Rates: 4,514thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,673rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,812thHealthiest Citizens: 5,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,108thMost Developed: 5,666thLargest Governments: 6,153rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,464thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,540thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,553rdSmartest Citizens: 8,060thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,117thMost Cultured: 8,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,946thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,839thTop
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Most Secular: 13,979thMost Efficient Economies: 16,099thHighest Average Incomes: 17,588thMost Income Equality: 17,906thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,875th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 33rd in the regionSafest: 54th in the regionMost Pacifist: 66th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 68th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionMost Income Equality: 76th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionMost Inclusive: 76th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 84th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 85th in the regionNicest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 89th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 89th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 91st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 91st in the regionBest Weather: 98th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionLargest Governments: 113th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 128th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 142nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, gangs of political bullies tell minority voices to "shut up because we say so".
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, the only women behind bars are barmaids.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, life is somewhat repetitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Ursabeknikov" at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, life is somewhat repetitive.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic.

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