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The Democratic Republic of Ita Puba

“You Can't Stop Progress”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Ita Puba

Population272 million

Currencypuba
Animalfox

The Democratic Republic of Ita Puba is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 272 million Ita Pubans 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Ita Puban economy, worth 6.30 trillion pubas 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 23,151 pubas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, and the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ita Puba's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ita Puba is ranked 26,786th in the world and 942nd in the South Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 7.03 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,279thMost Income Equality: 6,057thTop
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Most Influential: 10,949thNicest Citizens: 12,027thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,156thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,675thLeast Corrupt Governments: 14,944th
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Most Income Equality: 274th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 422nd in the regionNudest: 441st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 441st in the regionBest Weather: 538th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 560th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 580th in the region

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