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The Republic of Union of Love

“All can have it”

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

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Portugal

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Union of Love

Population41.484 billion

CapitalUnion of Love City
LeaderLeader

Currencyunion
AnimalBlack Caique

The Republic of Union of Love is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, smutty television, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 41.484 billion Union of Loveans 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."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Union of Love City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Union of Lovean economy, worth a remarkable 5,804 trillion unions a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,915 unions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 549,530 per year while the poor average 24,208, a ratio of 22.7 to 1.

From the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Union of Love, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming, political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction, and it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Union of Love's national animal is the Black Caique, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Union of Love is ranked 261,764th in the world and 188th in Portugal for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -16.4 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Populations: 403rdLargest Publishing Industry: 422ndLargest Black Market: 673rdBest Weather: 993rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,225thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,291stHighest Economic Output: 1,996thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,570thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,838thMost Developed: 4,936thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,004thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,603rdMost Patriotic: 5,906thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,130thMost Influential: 6,379thSmartest Citizens: 6,928thLowest Crime Rates: 7,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,401stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,441stMost Armed: 9,361stMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,378thMost Efficient Economies: 10,141stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,547thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,474thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 15,226thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,372ndHighest Average Incomes: 18,395thHealthiest Citizens: 19,141stMost Devout: 19,281stLargest Governments: 19,760th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Union of Love.
  • : Union of Love voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Union of Love voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Union of Love Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, the government recently relinquished its monopoly on the mail service.
  • : Union of Love was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, the police force is rumoured to be made up of evil shadows with no souls.

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