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The United Socialist States of Span

“We Own Y'all!”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Location: The North Pacific



Population37.974 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, compulsory vegetarianism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 37.974 billion Spanners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, 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 84.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 9,590 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. Average income is an amazing 252,546 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, and a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Spanner politicians. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 205,438th in the world and 9,574th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -63.52 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 4thNicest Citizens: 6thLargest Publishing Industry: 13thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17thBest Weather: 19thMost Pacifist: 34thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38thMost Beautiful Environments: 67thLeast Corrupt Governments: 71stLargest Populations: 96thHealthiest Citizens: 103rdMost Devout: 165thLongest Average Lifespans: 173rdSafest: 214thSmartest Citizens: 227thMost Cultured: 243rdLowest Crime Rates: 308thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 319thHighest Economic Output: 471stMost Influential: 548thMost Stationary: 551stMost Rebellious Youth: 552ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 733rdMost Inclusive: 866thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,865thTop
Largest Governments: 2,663rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,296thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,640thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,843rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,703rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,024thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,440thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,130thNudest: 9,933rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,903rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,302ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,109th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 40th in the regionMost Inclusive: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 95th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Governments: 129th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 166th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 178th in the regionMost Influential: 181st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 280th in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 371st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 374th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 454th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 504th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 617th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 619th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 639th in the region

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