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The Federal Republic of Stroulia

“Justice, Equality, Compassion”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: 10000 Islands

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Stroulia

Population11.581 billion

CapitalRegario
LeaderMaddison Goddard

CurrencyStroulian pound
AnimalStroulian Tiger

The Federal Republic of Stroulia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Maddison Goddard with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.581 billion Stroulians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Regario. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stroulian economy, worth a remarkable 1,000 trillion Stroulian pounds a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 86,401 Stroulian pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stroulia's national animal is the Stroulian Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Stroulia is ranked 240,472nd in the world and 1,225th in 10000 Islands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -6.69 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 436thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,344thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,886thBest Weather: 4,487thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,763rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,772ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,381stNicest Citizens: 5,633rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,729thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,760thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,080thMost Pacifist: 6,998thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,052ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,834thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,020thHighest Food Quality: 9,031stMost Inclusive: 9,244thSafest: 9,750thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,838thHealthiest Citizens: 10,105thMost Cultured: 10,584thMost Stationary: 10,668thSmartest Citizens: 13,318thTop
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Most Developed: 14,861stLowest Crime Rates: 15,425thLargest Governments: 17,818thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,900thHighest Economic Output: 21,976thMost Income Equality: 24,106thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,336th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 69th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 84th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 88th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 101st in the regionBest Weather: 104th in the regionNicest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 112th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 115th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 116th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 127th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 127th in the regionMost Pacifist: 134th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 138th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 138th in the region

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