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The People of Stoskavanya

“A Bundle Of Arrows Is Unbreakable”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Stoskavanya

Population8.613 billion

CapitalLesrenadi
LeaderSocius

CurrencyTribute
AnimalWolf

The People of Stoskavanya is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Socius with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 8.613 billion Stoskavanyans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lesrenadi. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Stoskavanyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,056 trillion Tributes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Gambling. Average income is an impressive 122,654 Tributes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Half of the nation's import/export industry is run from a location known only as 'Dead Man's Cove', prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and six-year-old children playing dress-up are viewed with suspicion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Stoskavanya's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Stoskavanya is ranked 1,187th in the world and 780th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 127 Valid Endorsements.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 438thMost Advanced Public Transport: 770thLargest Welfare Programs: 776thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,187thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,419thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,625thMost Influential: 1,674thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,734thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,859thLargest Governments: 3,484thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,534thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,476thMost Developed: 5,052ndBest Weather: 5,406thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,302ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,394thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,500thMost Cultured: 6,917thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,567thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 8,948thHealthiest Citizens: 8,988thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,894thSmartest Citizens: 13,261stHighest Economic Output: 13,667thMost Inclusive: 16,118th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 126th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 136th in the regionLargest Governments: 162nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 243rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionBest Weather: 301st in the regionMost Developed: 303rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 309th in the regionMost Cultured: 330th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 366th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 369th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 434th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 435th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 476th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 490th in the regionMost Stationary: 572nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 585th in the regionMost Influential: 624th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 713th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 780th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 127 » Zemnaya Svoboda, Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Siwale, Sinelona, Alunya, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Steampunk Ariel, Black Templares, Omnistria, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Sunto, Dar es Saalam, PlanetPunk, Koda-Land, North Bratislava, Egalico, Acrabinnia, Notyoutopia, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Napnomadia, Guslantis, Q w e r t y, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Plangainer, Dreadton, Federation Terra Australis, Ibiscaton, Guer Aike, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, United Draconia, Selfgradatude, Ninjak30, Pasargad, Buckerino, and 77 others.Newpromisedland, Steraz, New Bremerton, Trillius, Joodey, Torakuen, Wineclaw, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, Kasazzastan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Haor Chall, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Niradans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Alpinea, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Wilkshire, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Kobagia, Loutsland, Zumlandia, Orado, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Valhalla123, Penrith, Vincone Cae, Utopicican, Daiz, Runeda, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Amauri, Makersaulache, Lunallian, Duerrlewang, Cuyan, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Ponantine, Racoda, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Angshire, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Miruma, Kranostav, Yukti, PotatoFarmers, Loli County, Nothru Lerple, Pazair, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Afcon, Zyvetskistaahn, and Eravonia.

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