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The Democratic States of Roussea

“People before Principle, even this one.”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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Roussea

Population148 million

CurrencyConch
AnimalGibbon

The Democratic States of Roussea is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 148 million Rousseans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Roussean economy, worth 8.23 trillion Conches a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,603 Conches, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Roussea City generates millions of views, Gibbon is one of the most popular forenames in Roussea, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roussea's national animal is the Gibbon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Roussea is ranked 10,688th in the world and 305th in The North Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 110.8 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Top
1%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,386thTop
5%
Most Influential: 7,170thTop
10%
Highest Drug Use: 10,688thMost Politically Free: 11,709thNicest Citizens: 15,105thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,435thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,172nd
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Highest Drug Use: 305th in the regionMost Politically Free: 326th in the regionTop
10%
Nicest Citizens: 811th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 830th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 830th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, Gibbon is one of the most popular forenames in Roussea.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, Leader's webseries about the alleged hauntings of Roussea City generates millions of views.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Roussea was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Magnanimus.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, some of the country's most famous photographers are animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches.
  • : Following new legislation in Roussea, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Roussea.
  • : Roussea was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and Most Politically Free.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 113 » Notyoutopia, Corfad, Pazair, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Alunya, Guer Aike, Runeda, Yaorozu, Loutsland, Parmovand, Wodan, Territorio di Nessuno, McMasterdonia, Mesitonia, Dreadton, Eravonia, Castle Federation, Sockmanland, Valhalla123, Kaschovia, Koda-Land, Aratani, Zumlandia, Vincone Cae, Miruma, Zyvetskistaahn, Sundred, Xenja Tomanar, Ravendi, Federation Terra Australis, Dabarastan, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, United Anglo-America, Newpromisedland, Interdimensional Zone, Kranostav, New Bremerton, Empy, North Bratislava, Daiz, Ponantine, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Religioncord, Siwale, Wineclaw, Pallaith, El Fiji Grande, and 63 others.Orado, Viridiann, 1 very fast endotarter, Ethnon, British Pacific Islands, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Breduria, Ataraxia Somnia, Black Templares, Palgo, Bublin, Marxist Luxembourg, Ausveria, Tachycardia, Idumetala, Ihese, Gnomewatchers, Humptalumpta, Kulgatha, The Iron Lions, Sil Dorsett, U S Eh, Steampunk Ariel, Aenglaland, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Lakemba, Glurponia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, General COE, Amauri, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Ice and Tinian, Elithea, Seenvorland, Valentine Z, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Praeceps, Fendlium, Minuda, Soviet Terran, Prydania, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Anna Airters, Tianqing, United States of Americanas, Angshire, Volstokn, Shadowrik, Cobleck Weleis, Anungu, Heloonia, Sapporo Hyperspace Riftgate Laboratory, Eraver, SORT, I Anixi, Slacker Ville, Mazeoftime, Puppets and Strings, New Bismuthium, Abject Ludicrosity, Jasminlandia, and Magnanimus.

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