by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,745thMost Authoritarian: 18,352ndMost Income Equality: 23,825th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For the Greater Good of Usca
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.23 billion

LeaderPresident Ivan Romanoff

CurrencyUsca coin

The Empire of Usca is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Ivan Romanoff with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.23 billion Uscans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Moscow. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Uscan economy, worth 98.9 trillion Usca coins 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 80,397 Usca coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rural Uscans stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities, the best spies are positively radiant after completing a big mission, taxpayers cringe whenever someone brings up the Former Antagonist Reparations Treaty, and the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Usca's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Usca is ranked 33,092nd in the world and 6th in Aura for Longest Average Lifespans, with 87.82 years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,745thTop
Most Authoritarian: 18,352ndMost Income Equality: 23,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 28,161st
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the region

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