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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,677th Fattest Citizens: 3,631st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,707th
The Colony of
Corporate Police State
No Collusion--Truth Isn't Truth--The Wall or Bust
Deputy Premier Stephen Bannon
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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US-SSR

Population926 million

CapitalPutingrad
LeaderDeputy Premier Stephen Bannon

CurrencyUS Ruble
Animalpussycat

The Colony of US-SSR is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Deputy Premier Stephen Bannon with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 926 million US-SSRians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Putingrad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.6%.

The all-consuming US-SSRian economy, worth 94.2 trillion US Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 101,735 US Rubles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 500,447 per year while the poor average 11,810, a ratio of 42.4 to 1.

Barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Pussycat Sea, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, and airport security is provided by private companies. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force. US-SSR's national animal is the pussycat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

US-SSR is ranked 20,476th in the world and 853rd in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 5,630.44 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,677thFattest Citizens: 3,631stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,707thMost Avoided: 3,806thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,406thMost Ignorant Citizens: 5,509thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,762ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,599thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,756thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,484thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,791stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,980thMost Armed: 15,317thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,363rdMost Pro-Market: 15,959th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 55th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 104th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 111th in the regionMost Avoided: 125th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 193rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 215th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 234th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 245th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 248th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 284th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 310th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 332nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 337th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 533rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 616th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 667th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 708th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 763rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 774th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, airport security is provided by private companies.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished.
  • : US-SSR was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Most Armed.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, barges of dissidents are being "reeducated through water therapy" in the South Pussycat Sea.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, people have to sneak out of the country in order to have sex.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, Deputy Premier Stephen Bannon signs the laws but abides by none of them.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, apprentice builders get teased for wearing hard hats.
  • : Following new legislation in US-SSR, only the wealthy vote.

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