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Largest Welfare Programs: 746th Most Subsidized Industry: 1,540th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,099th
The United Communes of
Left-wing Utopia
Founded by Gopniks, for Gopniks.
Sergei Petrov
Influence
Diplomat
In-term President
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The United Communes of Zhopgrad is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Sergei Petrov with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.238 billion Zhopgradians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poloville. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Zhopgradian economy, worth 397 trillion Zhopas 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 177,492 Zhopas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, the Zhopgradian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas, international television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise, and bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Zhopgrad's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Petrovism.

Zhopgrad is ranked 77,811th in the world and 7th in The Enclave Region of the USSD for Most Influential, scoring 96 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 746thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,540thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,099thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,186thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,318thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,348thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,574thLargest Governments: 2,618thMost Inclusive: 2,815thMost Developed: 3,076thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,159thMost Secular: 3,346thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,468thLowest Crime Rates: 3,889thRudest Citizens: 3,986thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,340thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,666thSmartest Citizens: 5,173rdMost Cultured: 6,149thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,208thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,437thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,820thHighest Average Incomes: 7,235thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,209thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,327thMost Efficient Economies: 8,332ndNicest Citizens: 8,540thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 10,463rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,026thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,852ndNudest: 12,507thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,240thMost Income Equality: 15,950th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, bruised children are made to thank their bullies for the valuable life lessons.
  • : Zhopgrad's influence in The Enclave Region of the USSD rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Zhopgrad lodged a message on the The Enclave Region of the USSD Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, international television adverts praise the nation as a worker's paradise.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, the Zhopgradian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Following new legislation in Zhopgrad, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes.

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