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The Democratic Socialists of Chivka

“siam pronti alla morte”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: The Region That Has No Big Banks

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Chivka

Population11.112 billion

CapitalChivka City
LeaderLeader

CurrencySimoleon
AnimalMammoth

The Democratic Socialists of Chivka is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, daily referendums, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.112 billion Chivkans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chivka City. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The powerhouse Chivkan economy, worth a remarkable 1,099 trillion Simoleons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is 98,942 Simoleons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, bins outnumber trees in city parks, Chivka isn't what it used to be, and citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chivka's national animal is the Mammoth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Chivka is ranked 2,430th in the world and 4th in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 8,549.77 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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1%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 868thTop
5%
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,430thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,450thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,471stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,150thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,533rdMost Pacifist: 3,690thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,310thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,782ndMost Inclusive: 4,951stMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,068thSafest: 5,593rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,754thNicest Citizens: 5,767thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,043rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,296thMost Secular: 6,421stMost Rebellious Youth: 7,152ndBest Weather: 7,223rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,800thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,366thLargest Governments: 8,386thMost Influential: 8,536thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,139thMost Cultured: 9,712thTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 11,845thSmartest Citizens: 12,565thLowest Crime Rates: 12,673rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,952ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,631stHighest Economic Output: 15,332ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,716th
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5%
Largest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Chivka was endorsed by The Republic of Matcolandia.
  • : Chivka was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Chivka voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
  • : Chivka voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".
  • : Following new legislation in Chivka, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Chivka was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Chivka, Chivka isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Chivka, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Chivka, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Chivka, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.

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