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The Republic of Staubsaugen

“Kindness, loyalty, strength”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population1.423 billion



The Republic of Staubsaugen is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its smutty television, national health service, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 1.423 billion Staubsaugenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dreck. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Staubsaugenian economy, worth 174 trillion bitcoins a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 122,950 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, movie references are legally admissible in court, and there's never a spare chair in the retirement home. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Staubsaugen's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Staubsaugen is ranked 48,565th in the world and 1,967th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 70.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 830thTop
Most Influential: 1,716thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,645thNicest Citizens: 2,695thMost Pacifist: 2,920thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,356thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,679thBest Weather: 3,726thMost Inclusive: 3,869thSafest: 3,937thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,113thHealthiest Citizens: 5,007thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,176thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,567thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,228thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,241stMost Developed: 6,542ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,763rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,860thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,535thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7,966thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,056thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,338thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,837thMost Cultured: 9,640thLowest Crime Rates: 9,737thLargest Governments: 9,906thSmartest Citizens: 10,510thMost Efficient Economies: 10,929thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,047thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,303rd
Largest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 85th in the regionNicest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 104th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 116th in the regionBest Weather: 119th in the regionSafest: 125th in the regionMost Inclusive: 131st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 135th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 136th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 173rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 175th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 183rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 205th in the regionMost Developed: 210th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 211th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 211th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 214th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 216th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionLargest Governments: 253rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 255th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 267th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 268th in the regionMost Cultured: 273rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 282nd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 310th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 388th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 508th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 517th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Staubsaugen's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, movie references are legally admissible in court.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines'.
  • : Staubsaugen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Staubsaugen, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 165 » Beepee, The National Corporation, Tsunamy, Erinor, Hanguk-Nippon, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Techganet, Volaworand, Anachronolandia, Aguatania, Farengeto, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Mona Landia, Rebel-topia, USNE2018, Lambdaland, Tsvetania, North Kanuckistan, Aumeltopia, Lulliland, Jaxon, Jehenna, Saciu, Kringalia, Sandaoguo, Sedunn, Whimichy, Stoniamera, Aywhyou, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Birdkeeper, PASTIR, Xandev, Darbor, Nankyoku Tairiku, Land Without Shrimp, Theorin, Aidenfieeld, Quiescent, Terranous, Isokenzar, Kholdan, Silberne Wache, Wehraboos, Calistan, Freedoom, Jahass, Spearos, Abarri, and 115 others.The Filippinas, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Center Lisle, Utondara, Academy of Umbrellas, Republic Clovakh, Curlyhoward, Kiasu-ism, Concrete Slab, Frandlia, North Catimestistrianes, Soem, Nothanksbutseriously, KIROVET, Akindom, Southern Numenor, Ostanasia, The United Expanse, Direwolf1, Ariankido, Holy Chimerland, The Solar System Scope, Nowa Europa, Choodox, Escevola, Enplatia, Dasko, Ancient Slobovia, Drugged Monkeys, RestartAll, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Centristvill, Bandorion, Japanese Federal Republic, Darakin, Ridehale, Drystar, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Seliyan progressive Islands, Dankstergrad, Barabarom, Agalaesia, Churumduul, New Juan Carlos Land, State of Iowa, Linguiniland, Rascium, Pamela And Hepatitis, North Anatnom, New Briantown, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Nova Montron, Wyatonians, Sthalrim, The Two Jerseys, Transtemporal Shifts, FreeFishers, Qawe, Si-topia, Novagentum, Bear Connors Paradiso, Goddamous, Bergenu, Lightmare, Cypheri, Crystal Creation, Janapuri, A Frog Dimension, WTP All the good names are taken, Milvands, Mew Nation, British Nations, Pays de Loire, East Sakhlin, Vos Dothrak, Caer Krasinet, Sanden, Amerion, Wild Space, Yellunstryer, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Phanama, Great Africans, Farelonia, Corgitopiaa, Negoshi, Cuuldere, Rad Asia, Rabbitz, The naked people, Poopisiya, Lakalvesoman, P R of China, United Federated States of Omega, Elveka, Westoc Kinness, North Prarie, Vincent Field, Srevana, Noire Denholm, Jennaterra, The Sk8ing Unicorn, BootJack, Aurcania, Bedain, German Hapsburg, Kuddles, Maeiland, South Whitica, World United, Upper Tyrconnel, Ketathinamiri Islands, UnShleepd, Solega, and Higash.

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