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The Dictatorship of Choistan

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Choistan

Population9.838 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Currencyshekel
Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.838 billion Choistanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Choistan City. The average income tax rate is 66.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 6,192 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is a breathtaking 629,448 shekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Faithful allies are always valued, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, helium balloons lift the nation's spacecraft towards the heavens, and traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways. Crime is totally unknown. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Choistan is ranked 173rd in the world and 6th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 18,058.2 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 27thHighest Poor Incomes: 61stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 110thHighest Average Incomes: 116thMost Subsidized Industry: 137thMost Efficient Economies: 142ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 173rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 196thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 258thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 294thLargest Black Market: 306thRudest Citizens: 322ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 324thLargest Mining Sector: 360thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 363rdMost Corrupt Governments: 416thLargest Information Technology Sector: 445thMost Influential: 524thLargest Publishing Industry: 526thMost Avoided: 564thFattest Citizens: 586thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 634thMost Scientifically Advanced: 637thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 685thMost Armed: 714thLargest Agricultural Sector: 738thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 773rdSmartest Citizens: 803rdLargest Insurance Industry: 917thMost Cultured: 928thMost Secular: 993rdLargest Governments: 1,095thHighest Economic Output: 1,204thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,496thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,129thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,453rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,799thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,068thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,583rdMost Developed: 3,597thLowest Crime Rates: 4,874thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,920thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,996thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,658thMost Stationary: 8,710thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,958thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,761stMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,004thMost Average: 19,991st
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 14th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 27th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 52nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 56th in the regionLargest Governments: 59th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 90th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 127th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 133rd in the regionMost Influential: 171st in the regionMost Stationary: 185th in the regionMost Average: 198th in the regionMost Developed: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 211th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 243rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 316th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 359th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 499th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 540th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 707th in the region

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