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The Galactist State of Plazland

“To infinity, and beyond!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population6.811 billion

Leaderᴘʀᴇᴍ'ʏᴇʀ-ᴍɪɴɪꜱᴛʀ ʙᴏɢᴅᴀɴ

CurrencyPlazanic digital Ruble
AnimalPlazanic Black Eagle

The Galactist State of Plazland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by ᴘʀᴇᴍ'ʏᴇʀ-ᴍɪɴɪꜱᴛʀ ʙᴏɢᴅᴀɴ with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, enslaved workforce, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.811 billion Plazans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Janus. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Plazanic economy, worth a remarkable 1,721 trillion Plazanic digital Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 252,704 Plazanic digital Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

ᴘʀᴇᴍ'ʏᴇʀ-ᴍɪɴɪꜱᴛʀ ʙᴏɢᴅᴀɴ affectionately nicknames supporters by number, the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Plazland's national animal is the Plazanic Black Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Plazland is ranked 218,719th in the world and 8,877th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -674.77 on the Hayek Index.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 639thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,225thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,596thMost Influential: 1,661stMost Armed: 1,751stLargest Governments: 1,799thMost Efficient Economies: 1,840thLowest Crime Rates: 2,002ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,128thSmartest Citizens: 2,131stTop
Most Developed: 2,221stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,925thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,959thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,020thMost Secular: 3,247thHighest Average Incomes: 3,262ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,273rdMost Cultured: 3,674thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,713thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,731stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,167thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,394thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,281stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,159thHealthiest Citizens: 9,078thHighest Economic Output: 9,158thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,933rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,472ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,496thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,850thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,018thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,454thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,162ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,231stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,533rd
Most Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 49th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 66th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Developed: 69th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 77th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 89th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionMost Secular: 99th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 103rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 115th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 154th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 245th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 264th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 272nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 315th in the regionLargest Populations: 316th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 351st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 356th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 412th in the regionMost Stationary: 421st in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 469th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 525th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 589th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Plazland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Plazland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Plazland lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Plazland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Plazland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Plazland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".
  • : Plazland lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Plazland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Plazland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"".
  • : Plazland lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 141 » Wiranath, Pakitsk, Peatiktist, Amjedia, Elejamie, Bakaworld, Chria Deau, Adavan, Slongs, Aklevin, BearStackof2015, Freedom Fascists, Aeljae, New Terabithia, Kampf Empire, Talitoa, Firenation91, Endertopias, Drunken Seal Islands, Chubaka, Adolanta, Bai Lung, VW53Aland, Dreamersistan, Dragonia, Cameronia Excellentia, Broengtopia, Lanagon, H-Zhena, Abtracnt, Hizuru, Goodnamesarerare, Euricanis, Am Echad, Federated States of Zootron, CopyCato, Axdel, Brotherland, Edmontia, Enlil, Republic of Berzerkistan, Eagas, Akorial, Osterreich und Ungarn, Davinhia, Under Sea Desert, Darkfull, Socialist Holy American Empire, Galve, The Death Syndicate, and 91 others.Bullpups, Kangarawa, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Libertanny, United China Nation, Rakshuland, Blobbo, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Bytes, Grossvietnam, Liberstankonia, Pekweng, Kilkire, La xinga, Servants of Gizmo, Matdor, Dragons Blood, Marrabuk, Rhealaliit, Ridann, Martonica, Merlovich, The Underwood Industrial Empire, The Militarius Imperium, Evrigenis, West Yuktobania, Under Upper Antartica, New Bradenia Ghost, Yelkinam, Zukchiva, East Malaysia, Rage Mage, Headpat Central, Roliganistan, Fellon, Kianhua, Tretrid, Ripsylvania, Staynes, The Eternal Land of Jong, Freedomindia, Distro-Spartica, Schrebia, Azureano, Lingu, Federal Republic of Hetacia, Greater New Cassandra, The Three States of Fortuna, FreedomIand, BuciLand, Raunch, Rohanland, Mays Austrian Nation, Vaskeden, Rainbow Vests, Khadah, Meagharia, Quinto Piano, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Isanastivia, The Solar Ottomans, Leedur-laand, Neue Leipzig, Shavara, A mean old man, Santa Dystopia, Chriona, Survivoristan, West Nagato, Riveraland, Wizardonia, The United Asian Republics, LiberlandA, Zang0, Condo of Grick, Eastern Hyront Scassen, Nevertopia, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Volinovia, Ephem, Eternal Progress, Modra, New Leganes, Roissyland, Oofery, Azakhuland, Horn of Havenkaap, Castle Federation, Amabilis, Sunsistan, and Serkin.

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