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The Democratic Republic of Jaran

“Intelligence and Hard Work”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Fragile
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Geopolity

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Jaran

Population294 million

CurrencyNileen
Animalpanther

The Democratic Republic of Jaran is a huge, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 294 million Jaranians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Jaranian economy, worth 6.70 trillion Nileens a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 22,793 Nileens, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing, and destitute athletes are forced to train in the street. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jaran's national animal is the panther, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Jaran is ranked 170,355th in the world and 59th in Geopolity for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -4.75 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most Pacifist: 10,709thSafest: 11,132ndTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 17,324thNicest Citizens: 19,004thMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,145th
Top
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Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Safest: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jaran was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, destitute athletes are forced to train in the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes.
  • : Jaran was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Jaran, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.

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