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The People's Republic of Rascium

“No retreat! No surrender! We will endure!” Immanuel Sianipar

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Rascium

Population3.179 billion

CapitalVommangrad
LeaderImmanuel Sianipar
FaithIslam

Currencykovat
AnimalIronpaw Leopard

The People's Republic of Rascium is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Immanuel Sianipar with a fair hand, and renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, free-roaming dinosaurs, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.179 billion Rasciumians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vommangrad. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rasciumian economy, worth 497 trillion kovats 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, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 156,357 kovats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded Vommangrad with effluent, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read, and census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate. Crime is totally unknown. Rascium's national animal is the Ironpaw Leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Rascium is ranked 80,461st in the world and 3,247th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,451.35 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 815thMost Inclusive: 959thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,288thNicest Citizens: 1,432ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,687thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,018thTop
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Most Influential: 2,108thMost Pacifist: 2,714thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,995thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,368thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,082ndMost Cultured: 4,593rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,863rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,021stMost Developed: 5,255thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,521stSafest: 5,767thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,785thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,963rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,008thSmartest Citizens: 6,103rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,331stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,389thHealthiest Citizens: 6,563rdLargest Governments: 6,600thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,105thMost Efficient Economies: 7,234thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,370thMost Secular: 8,384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,581stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,489thBest Weather: 10,255thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,424thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 11,774thHighest Average Incomes: 12,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 14,121st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 37th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 100th in the regionMost Pacifist: 101st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionMost Cultured: 132nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 143rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 150th in the regionMost Developed: 164th in the regionLargest Governments: 167th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 169th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 173rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 174th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 189th in the regionSafest: 194th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 199th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 199th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 205th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 234th in the regionMost Influential: 238th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 253rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Secular: 294th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 313th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 318th in the regionBest Weather: 322nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 356th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 394th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 546th in the regionMost Stationary: 581st in the regionNudest: 646th in the regionLargest Populations: 758th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, government reports are now used to teach toddlers to read.
  • : Rascium was endorsed by The Republic of Catillos.
  • : Rascium was endorsed by The Empire of B H A R A T.
  • : Rascium was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Myness.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, millions of simultaneously backfiring toilets have flooded Vommangrad with effluent.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, tourists visiting the nation are harangued for being capitalist pig-dogs.
  • : Following new legislation in Rascium, Immanuel Sianipar is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 116 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Hanguk-Nippon, Volaworand, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Beepee, Erinor, USNE2018, Aumeltopia, Luddinlande, Si-topia, Aidenfieeld, Linguiniland, Saciu, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Lambdaland, Tsvetania, Pax Dracon, Kandorith, The Filippinas, Jehenna, Auphelia, Sedunn, Xandev, Whimichy, Aywhyou, Farengeto, Qvait, Land Without Shrimp, Wehraboos, North Catimestistrianes, Dasko, Drugged Monkeys, Tsunamy, PenguinPies, Amerion, Rebel-topia, Jennaterra, Aurcania, New Briantown, Imperial Duck, Empa Aserium, Omiri, The Tecorogan Federation, Mapico, Phanama, Direwolf1, Qawe, Tilipria, Astraee, and 66 others.Jaxon, Yeldarbsland, Crystal Creation, Madreia, Bear Connors Paradiso, Cohors Stercore, Bleakfoot, Nueva Alta California, Serendiva, Isles of Creckero, Bizzie, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Techganet, Tepertopia, Rabbitz, Tarnik, Holy Free, North Kanuckistan, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Hutington, West Pastafaria, Anserisa, Barabarom, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Eskvenn, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Charloa, Kervanosia, Merevane, Baltenlands, Eggraria, Dis7Nation, Marinho Islands, Gnofnordclancedenilland, Starsight, Shefino, Compli, NganXuan, The Worst army of, Melicorium, Erfton, Corgitopiaa, Nova Kobol, Matak Tribes, LadyRebels, Laamiva, ChickenDome, Eareamland, Alaninia, Well F, Rhetiaa, United States of Vietnam, Purple Hyacinth, Vincent Field, Briteannia, IMPERIVM-ROMANVM, Kedjens, Ovkianos, Midand, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Myness, B H A R A T, and Catillos.

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