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The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria

“For a better tomorrow” Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour

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

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: The League of Socialist States

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Ragnaria

Population23.162 billion

CapitalCongress City
LeaderChairman of the Congress Philip Balfour

CurrencyPeople's Econa
AnimalAkraklia

The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 23.162 billion Ragnarians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Congress City. The average income tax rate is 23.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ragnarian economy, worth a remarkable 6,663 trillion People's Econas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 287,708 People's Econas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prisoners can't do number twos without their "toilet buddy" present, rumor has it that Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour has won three lotteries in a row, recognizing the Ragnarian flag qualifies you for citizenship, and it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ragnaria's national animal is the Akraklia, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ragnaria is ranked 205,005th in the world and 1st in The League of Socialist States for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -24.41 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 46thMost Rebellious Youth: 114thHighest Crime Rates: 131stMost Armed: 193rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 245thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 270thSmartest Citizens: 385thMost Secular: 468thLeast Corrupt Governments: 520thMost Scientifically Advanced: 573rdHighest Poor Incomes: 581stNicest Citizens: 705thHealthiest Citizens: 882ndLargest Black Market: 1,012thHighest Economic Output: 1,034thMost Inclusive: 1,161stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,197thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,389thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,502ndMost Developed: 1,965thMost Cultured: 2,015thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,230thBest Weather: 2,703rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,460thLargest Populations: 4,358thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,405thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,267thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,071stTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 12,502ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,341stMost Income Equality: 17,619thLargest Governments: 17,714thNudest: 20,337th

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