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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,764th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,536th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,576th
The People's Socialist Union of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Victory to the Peoples of the World!
the Usniyan People's Party
Regional Influence
Squire
Roleplay Moderator
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The People's Socialist Union of Usniya is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by the Usniyan People's Party with an iron fist, and renowned for its national health service, parental licensing program, and triple-decker prams. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.661 billion Usniyans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vlastiyavek. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Usniyan economy, worth 496 trillion Usniyets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 135,621 Usniyets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and elected officials often serve for decades in a single term. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Usniya's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Usniya is ranked 23,092nd in the world and 72nd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,966.81 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,764thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,536thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,576thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,036thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,132ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,229thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,707thLowest Crime Rates: 3,904thLargest Governments: 4,106thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,034thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,435thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,532ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,006thMost Pacifist: 7,938thMost Inclusive: 8,529thTop
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Most Developed: 9,054thMost Efficient Economies: 11,772ndHealthiest Citizens: 12,196thMost Cultured: 13,649thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,189thSmartest Citizens: 14,758thHighest Average Incomes: 15,105thMost Stationary: 15,606thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,901stMost Authoritarian: 15,951stNicest Citizens: 16,196th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the region

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