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The United Socialist States of La Mudita

“Perceive the Sublime”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


La Mudita

Population1.138 billion

LeaderExecutor Tarkovsky


The United Socialist States of La Mudita is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Executor Tarkovsky with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.138 billion La Muditans 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, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mifune. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming La Muditan economy, worth 141 trillion Umas 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 Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 124,466 Umas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political detractors refer to Executor Tarkovsky as 'that Bigtopian puppet', there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself, and the sun now sets on the La Muditan Empire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. La Mudita's national animal is the beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

La Mudita is ranked 10,461st in the world and 549th in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 10,576.82 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,154thTop
Most Influential: 1,912thSafest: 3,345thMost Pacifist: 4,250thMost Inclusive: 4,552ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,554thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,603rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,386thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,536thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,665thNicest Citizens: 5,793rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,918thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,993rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,697thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,160thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,323rdLargest Governments: 8,331stTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 8,522ndSmartest Citizens: 9,136thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,429thMost Devout: 9,835thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,883rdMost Income Equality: 10,333rdLargest Publishing Industry: 10,461stLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,198thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,358thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,556thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,900thMost Cultured: 12,807thMost Developed: 12,820thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,918thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,161stHealthiest Citizens: 16,471stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,674th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 157th in the regionSafest: 180th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 217th in the regionMost Pacifist: 242nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 259th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 271st in the regionMost Inclusive: 284th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 322nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 326th in the regionNicest Citizens: 332nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 347th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 349th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 351st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 412th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 417th in the regionLargest Governments: 424th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 429th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 443rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 457th in the regionMost Income Equality: 495th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 515th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 535th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 549th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 602nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 610th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 619th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 628th in the regionMost Cultured: 640th in the regionMost Influential: 660th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 706th in the regionMost Developed: 721st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 760th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 767th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 808th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : La Mudita was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, the sun now sets on the La Muditan Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, political detractors refer to Executor Tarkovsky as 'that Bigtopian puppet'.
  • : La Mudita was endorsed by The Republic of Republic of Amal.
  • : La Mudita was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in La Mudita, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » Territorio di Nessuno, Sinelona, El Fiji Grande, Acrabinnia, Corfad, Frances Francis the First of France, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Dar es Saalam, Siwale, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Great Bights Mum, Nakayo, Omnistria, 1 very fast endotarter, Aratani, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Valhalla123, Trillius, Napnomadia, Koda-Land, Victoriaans Nederlands, Selfgradatude, Kwaj, Sil Dorsett, Sundred, Torakuen, Shadowrik, Eri-Maqa-Ena, New Bremerton, United Draconia, Ibiscaton, Kasazzastan, Sunto, Guer Aike, Ostrolia, Egalico, Saturns Edge, Holy Oranz, Unimaginable Doom, Steampunk Ariel, North Bratislava, Newpromisedland, Pasargad, Spartoptia, Dreadton, Q w e r t y, and 80 others.Federation Terra Australis, Yummy Blubber, Ikea Rike, PlanetPunk, Plangainer, Black Templares, Maott, Jasminlandia, New Pruessen, Ethnon, Haor Chall, Moubarakistan, Buckerino, General COE, Niradans, Wineclaw, Amauri, Joodey, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Wilkshire, Makersaulache, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Steraz, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Sockmanland, Penrith, Rkainjel, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Daiz, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Lindsaystan, Orado, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Zeternia, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, Miruma, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, Juggernautilus, Guslantis, Racoda, Ponantine, Tamgu, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Angshire, United Kahndaq, Kranostav, Loli County, Clan Spaniel, Yukti, Pazair, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Parmovand, Eravonia, Republic of Amal, and Ravendi.

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