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The Armed Republic of Soviet Grape

“Eat more grapes”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: Totalitaria

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Soviet Grape

Population191 million

Currencygrapins
Animalbeanos

The Armed Republic of Soviet Grape is a very large, safe nation, notable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 191 million Soviet Grapeans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Public Transport, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 26.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Soviet Grapean economy, worth 9.77 trillion grapins 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 51,174 grapins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Mouldy bread is served as an appetizer in many restaurants, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves, only persecuted professionals need apply, and the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soviet Grape's national animal is the beanos, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Soviet Grape is ranked 38,431st in the world and 4th in Totalitaria for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 7,410.73 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most Secular: 3,775thTop
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Most Conservative: 9,758thLargest Mining Sector: 11,113thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,403rd
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Soviet Grape voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Disease Naming Compact"".
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Grape, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Grape, only persecuted professionals need apply.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Grape, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Grape, mouldy bread is served as an appetizer in many restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Soviet Grape, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot.
  • : Soviet Grape's influence in Totalitaria fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Soviet Grape's influence in Totalitaria fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Soviet Grape voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Disease Naming Compact".
  • : Soviet Grape voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Kindjal".

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