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Most Influential: 1,316th Most Secular: 1,467th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,817th
The Democratic Socialist Union of
Authoritarian Democracy
To Be Determined
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Some

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Xystopia

Population2.432 billion

CapitalTo Be Determined
LeaderTo Be Determined

CurrencyCommunist Dollar
AnimalCommunism Leopard

The Democratic Socialist Union of Xystopia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by To Be Determined with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 2.432 billion Xystopians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of To Be Determined. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Xystopian economy, worth 341 trillion Communist Dollars 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology 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 140,501 Communist Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's apology for those it has executed in the last year has come a little late for some, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Xystopia, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xystopia's national animal is the Communism Leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Xystopia is ranked 158,042nd in the world and 5,676th in Osiris for Least Corrupt Governments, with 53.99 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Influential: 1,316thMost Secular: 1,467thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,817thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,430thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,997thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,312thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,448thHealthiest Citizens: 6,900thLowest Crime Rates: 7,303rdMost Corrupt Governments: 7,752ndTop
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Best Weather: 9,157thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,282ndSmartest Citizens: 11,264thLargest Governments: 11,806thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,129thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,061stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,122ndMost Developed: 14,476thHighest Average Incomes: 14,764thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,945thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,081stLargest Black Market: 15,222ndLongest Average Lifespans: 16,018th
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 92nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 163rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 248th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 277th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 292nd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 335th in the regionBest Weather: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 415th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 440th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 449th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 461st in the regionLargest Governments: 591st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 595th in the regionMost Developed: 612th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Xystopia's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Xystopia's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Xystopia's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Xystopia was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Xystopia ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Xystopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Xystopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Xystopia's influence in The North Pacific fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Xystopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Xystopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.

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