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The Calmari Collective Capacity of Squid Ruinosa

“Feel free to worship me anytime.” The Beakest

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific


Squid Ruinosa

Population19.821 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest

Currencypointy Beak
AnimalLesser Squiden

The Calmari Collective Capacity of Squid Ruinosa is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Beakest with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, devout population of 19.821 billion Squod are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater moon spire. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The powerhouse Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 2,764 trillion pointy Beaks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 139,480 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The horniness of the great-horned Lesser Squiden is considered a national priority, seasonal hay-fever sufferers are attending government drug counselling sessions to get free doughnuts, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Squid Ruinosa. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Squid Ruinosa's national animal is the Lesser Squiden, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Octodox.

Squid Ruinosa is ranked 202,729th in the world and 7,953rd in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.36 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 852ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,237thMost Influential: 1,395thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,520thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,983rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,280thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,650thLargest Governments: 2,861stLowest Crime Rates: 3,612thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,478thHighest Economic Output: 4,789thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,822ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,882ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,283rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,359thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,946thLargest Populations: 6,561stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,760thMost Cultured: 7,623rdSafest: 7,968thMost Stationary: 8,920thBest Weather: 9,167thSmartest Citizens: 9,184thHealthiest Citizens: 9,909thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,587thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,563rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,966thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,021stMost Income Equality: 17,715thMost Inclusive: 18,701stMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,285th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 49th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 71st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 71st in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 115th in the regionMost Stationary: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 145th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 160th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 178th in the regionMost Cultured: 201st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 202nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 246th in the regionSafest: 252nd in the regionBest Weather: 279th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 313th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 322nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 443rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 495th in the regionMost Inclusive: 633rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 637th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 641st in the regionMost Developed: 647th in the region

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