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The Star Kingdom of Stoinia

“May they be worthy of the name.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific



Population5.933 billion

LeaderKing Andrei III
FaithStoinian Orthodoxy

CurrencyStoinian Dollar
AnimalStoinian Lion

The Star Kingdom of Stoinia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Andrei III with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 5.933 billion Stoinians 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, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sinaia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 94.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Stoinian economy, worth 771 trillion Stoinian Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 130,015 Stoinian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

Not even good behaviour will get transgender inmates any special perks, sales of trenchcoats are on the rise, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and rural communities are all but disenfranchised as politicians focus all their attention on winning the deciding urban votes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stoinia's national animal is the Stoinian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Stoinian Orthodoxy.

Stoinia is ranked 202,300th in the world and 8,127th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -17.03 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,417thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,968thMost Cultured: 5,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,406thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,448thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,559thSafest: 6,583rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,230thLargest Governments: 7,551stLowest Crime Rates: 7,556thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,667thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,714thMost Developed: 8,036thHealthiest Citizens: 8,338thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,532ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,174thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,715thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,724thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 11,616thMost Devout: 11,705thSmartest Citizens: 11,952ndMost Influential: 11,968thBest Weather: 13,515thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,403rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,785thMost Inclusive: 18,374thHighest Average Incomes: 18,798thNicest Citizens: 20,022nd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 112th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 119th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 132nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 145th in the regionMost Cultured: 155th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 194th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 216th in the regionSafest: 224th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 243rd in the regionMost Developed: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 245th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 258th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 283rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 300th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 314th in the regionMost Devout: 333rd in the regionMost Average: 353rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 358th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 371st in the regionBest Weather: 411th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 423rd in the regionLargest Populations: 458th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 525th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 529th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 643rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 655th in the regionMost Inclusive: 669th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 702nd in the regionMost Stationary: 747th in the regionNicest Citizens: 784th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and the Top 10% for Highest Economic Output and Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Most Average.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Stoinia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.


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