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The Socialist Republic of Sminishia

“Сви смо другови.”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The East Pacific

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Sminishia

Population6.493 billion

CapitalBijelkop
LeaderSreten Nastasic
FaithSecularism

CurrencySmils
AnimalWhite Pigeon

The Socialist Republic of Sminishia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Sreten Nastasic with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.493 billion Sminishians 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bijelkop. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Sminishian economy, worth a remarkable 1,372 trillion Smils 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 211,442 Smils, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", tabloids publicly shun nurses for not calling home on the weekends, the official Sminishian Phrase Book weighs as much as a small child, and stern tutting by international commentators has persuaded Sminishia to disarm. Crime is totally unknown. Sminishia's national animal is the White Pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Secularism.

Sminishia is ranked 2,935th in the world and 82nd in The East Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 47.47 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 970thMost Developed: 1,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,376thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,624thSmartest Citizens: 1,660thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,834thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,882ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,241stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,351stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,459thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,607thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,614thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,615thMost Cultured: 2,769thNicest Citizens: 2,811thSafest: 2,861stLargest Governments: 2,935thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,944thMost Inclusive: 3,097thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,301stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,600thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,900thLowest Crime Rates: 4,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,094thBest Weather: 5,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,754thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,409thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,743rdMost Secular: 8,547thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,938thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,236thMost Armed: 11,328thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,133rdMost Politically Free: 17,150thMost Stationary: 17,818thMost Influential: 19,188thMost Income Equality: 21,610th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 55th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 57th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 61st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 64th in the regionMost Cultured: 71st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 75th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 79th in the regionLargest Governments: 82nd in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 89th in the regionSafest: 90th in the regionMost Politically Free: 95th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 117th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 128th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 135th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 137th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 156th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 171st in the regionBest Weather: 180th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 210th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Stationary: 261st in the regionMost Armed: 278th in the regionMost Secular: 305th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 389th in the regionLargest Populations: 397th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 487th in the regionMost Influential: 833rd in the region

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