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The United Socialist States of Span

“We Own Y'all!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population39.338 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 39.338 billion Spanners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Spanner economy, worth an astonishing 10,402 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an amazing 264,438 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks, hospitals have poor data security but send lots of bodies to be encrypted, third world countries are rich in "I Love Maz" t-shirts, and a degree in M Shobacus Maz Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 5,295th in the world and 266th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 14,108.47 on the Edu-tellignceŽ Test Score.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thNicest Citizens: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 9thBest Weather: 20thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20thMost Pacifist: 35thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 74thMost Beautiful Environments: 76thLargest Populations: 92ndHealthiest Citizens: 116thMost Devout: 191stLongest Average Lifespans: 192ndSafest: 219thMost Cultured: 239thSmartest Citizens: 241stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 320thLowest Crime Rates: 328thHighest Economic Output: 447thMost Rebellious Youth: 520thMost Stationary: 525thMost Influential: 596thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 819thMost Inclusive: 913thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,374thTop
Largest Governments: 2,566thHighest Average Incomes: 3,013thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,297thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,826thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,295thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,492ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,076thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,395thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,157thNudest: 10,291stTop
Highest Drug Use: 16,413thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,878thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,667thMost Developed: 19,858th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 49th in the regionMost Inclusive: 65th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 134th in the regionLargest Governments: 137th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 176th in the regionMost Influential: 209th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 235th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 266th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 323rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 383rd in the regionNudest: 390th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 394th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 407th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 432nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 506th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 697th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Span, a degree in M Shobacus Maz Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers.
  • : Span was endorsed by The NationStates Zombie Holy Red of New Jacobland.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, third world countries are rich in "I Love Maz" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, hospitals have poor data security but send lots of bodies to be encrypted.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Auromotu.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Depressed People of Demonicarnation.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, people in Span can die peacefully knowing that all their debts are paid.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Kingdom of Tameside.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 338 » Fengate, Yaorozu, Elevation, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Zerophix, Karazan, New Lakemba, Felpolandia, Xentherida, Notyoutopia, Esplandia, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Highton Islands, Manticore utopia, Walter Jackson, French Bananastan, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Wineclaw, Dopeland420, Siwale, The United Chase States, Alice Gardens, Panama Coalition, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, SORT, Ice and Tinian, Pallaith, Buckerino, Kwaj, Holy Marcus Empire, Ilisseia, Puczovska, Diodone, Zokk, Zeternia, Yukti, The Iron Lions, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, and 288 others.Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Territorio di Nessuno, Detrivania, Free Culture, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Cinnibar, Vexilia, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, New Trisone, Koda-Land, Empy, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Sundred, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Wilkshire, Amestris-Britannia, Dar es Saalam, Pasargad, The Rhein States, Malta Comino Gozo, Napnomadia, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Potatolandium, Rosewood-, Bearical, Unsophisticate, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, The Discipled, Votak Matim, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Newpromisedland, Soviet Terran, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Newam, Orado, Astrind, Ajibola, Glurponia, Zeno-sama, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Moanapo, Freyford, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, Tachycardia, PotatoFarmers, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Godwanna, Nationeer, Anungu, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Volstokn, East Akra, Arlens Apartment, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Dakota Territories, Hyphen, The New Communist Republic Of States, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, Saint Alaric, The Lancerian Empire, Crader, Prevaland, The Galactic Triumvirate, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Zecit, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, Unshleepd, Sebatopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, The Pantheons, Solskjar, Korovan Isles, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Paul Pasch, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Zzozona, Eurasian Foederatio, I Like Killing people, Prydania, Sevinland, Libertania Democratica, Kocherian, The Calabash Protectorate, Texas States, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Mystiquelle, Pizza Squared, Innocentic, Seanat, Brucklania, The Canadian Peoples Republic, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Lux Conos, Eywaan, Ataraxia Somnia, Xyrron, Madjack, Loptous, Simone Republic, Kragsgale, Feelonia, Xipher, Cosamaloapan, Pokemanland, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Andexia, U S Eh, Heilhum Imperius, WeKnow, Railroad Crossing, Harjad, Lulubellia, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Republica Guilleana, Aruvicion, Outer Shenendoah, Joevala, Hardscrabble, Chips and Guac, Navsland, Lordelles, Cereskia, Barabolia, Magna Banitia, Draconian Progression, A Salmon Named Harold, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Venicea, Mardessa, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Harmonypine, Eurochina, Brsil, Reinoniananiananonanonona, PEG, The Navy Blue, Desvios, Karlenstein, Imperial Pieserged, Testnation223, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Slyakanya, Odelinor, The Pleiads, Nodnarb, Tvers, Nuronte, DIMAnism, HolyDoge, Streidenberg, Seijitsu, Climeria, Yellops, Dubanska, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Knowmare, Zabacuz, Que Lukustinardon, Hewani, Animu Place, Noratia, Galbadiana, Levoth, Bharathvarsh, Svenskskit, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Wisconsota, His Enduring Majesty, The Republic of Free Peoples, Kyruev, Confederacy of North America, Maratabat, Star Kingdom, Planes, Muqatil, Upper Libertatem, Sou Tros Soceland, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Nalver And, Strongwill, Paradeavenlisian States, Santevoraggezii, Ibarkla, Karakalpak Republic, Hepek, Vesteysia, Otakus and Weebs, NMusayeva, Moneyflows, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Travislavania, Free Salvation, Folenz, Svenskan, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Trumpski, Kromi, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Dangine, Questann, New Celoveniortan, Centrialand, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Servilis, Simadoa, Shotokonia, Progressitalia, Zipties, Alexander the Magnus, Tyirza, Super Girl, Gendirt, ForestMythal, Fraystonia, Randomcountryland, Insurancestan, Uzbek Khan, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Korean-Joseon, Rising Sakura, Sympathy Mesa, Mon Island, Alorca, Jaxikistan, Tameside, Demonicarnation, Auromotu, and New Jacobland.

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