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The United People's Republics of Podria

“Progress, Unity, Diversity”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: The Leftist Assembly

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Podria

Population5.714 billion

CapitalPodridia
LeaderParliament of the Proles

Currencylabour credit
Animalserpent

The United People's Republics of Podria is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Parliament of the Proles with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and feral children. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.714 billion Podrian love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Podridia. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Podri economy, worth 634 trillion labour credits 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 111,068 labour credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, and getting milk from the local corner store no longer requires donning advanced hiking gear. Crime is totally unknown. Podria's national animal is the serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Podria is ranked 9,022nd in the world and 78th in The Leftist Assembly for Most Developed, scoring 90.89 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,818thMost Influential: 2,982ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,064thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,094thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,512thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,917thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,739thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,480thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,464thNicest Citizens: 7,577thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,730thMost Inclusive: 7,819thMost Armed: 8,196thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,416thMost Developed: 9,022ndMost Secular: 9,122ndBest Weather: 9,898thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,918thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,958thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,329thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,442ndTop
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Largest Governments: 12,305thSmartest Citizens: 12,370thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,461stLongest Average Lifespans: 14,776thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,068thMost Cultured: 20,784thSafest: 22,441stMost Efficient Economies: 22,841stMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,345thLowest Crime Rates: 23,615thMost Income Equality: 23,960th
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Most Armed: 12th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the region

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