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The Advanced Republic of Straona

“Peace isnít always achieved through compromise!” Commander Trac-S

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Ambassador

Location: Novus Lucidum



Population5.231 billion

LeaderCommander Trac-S
FaithWhatever God you want to worship


The Advanced Republic of Straona is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Commander Trac-S with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.231 billion Straonans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bannerfall. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Straonan economy, worth 916 trillion Glimmers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 175,265 Glimmers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straona's national animal is the Ahamkara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever God you want to worship.

Straona is ranked 98,527th in the world and 24th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 1,675.66 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,076thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,594thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,041stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,446thLargest Governments: 4,537thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,704thMost Inclusive: 5,202ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,481stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,934thMost Developed: 6,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,854thMost Efficient Economies: 7,213thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,417thHealthiest Citizens: 7,770thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,172ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,209thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,450thHighest Average Incomes: 8,968thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,994thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,026thMost Influential: 9,137thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,951stSmartest Citizens: 10,149thBest Weather: 10,155thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,219thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 10,426thMost Cultured: 11,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,377thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,395thHighest Economic Output: 18,547thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,320th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Straona's influence in Novus Lucidum rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Straona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Straona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Straona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Straona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Straona lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Straona was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Straona endorsed The Federation of Krimera.
  • : Straona's influence in Novus Lucidum fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Straona's influence in Novus Lucidum rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Cybran States, The Arken, and New Nationale Einheit.

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