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The United Socialist States of Poshistan

“Peace and Welfare”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Location: the South Pacific



Population389 million



The United Socialist States of Poshistan is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, democratic population of 389 million Poshistanians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poshitopolis. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Poshistanian economy, worth 21.8 trillion poshes 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 Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Trout Farming. Average income is 55,986 poshes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government loves seeing the little people fight, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament, and Poshistanian politicians are often described as having more style than substance. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Poshistan's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Poshistan is ranked 62,838th in the world and 2,272nd in the South Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 4,640.64 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 433rdTop
Most Influential: 2,175thMost Secular: 3,179thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,101stMost Pacifist: 8,969thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,833rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,650thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,835thNicest Citizens: 14,013thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,017thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,745thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,803rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,348thSafest: 17,719thMost Inclusive: 17,890th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 122nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 200th in the regionMost Influential: 242nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 272nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 332nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 347th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 373rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 413th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 459th in the regionNicest Citizens: 482nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 489th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 489th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 495th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 522nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 604th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 625th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 639th in the regionSafest: 645th in the regionLargest Governments: 675th in the regionBest Weather: 691st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 698th in the regionMost Cultured: 743rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 767th in the region

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