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The Republic of Urial36

“Peace and Justice”

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

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The East Pacific

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Urial36

Population3.464 billion

Currencydollar
Animalwolf

The Republic of Urial36 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.464 billion Urial36ians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Urial36ian economy, worth 553 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, Soda Sales, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 159,853 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.4 times as much as the poorest.

The letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, bizarre-looking creatures called 'wolfdogs' dominate wildlife preserves, citizens are required to report any and all incidents of prayer to their local Religious Affairs Officer, and sexuality-questioning teenagers are placed in locked rooms with dirty magazines and lewd posters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urial36's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Urial36 is ranked 140,733rd in the world and 5,600th in The East Pacific for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 62.2 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 417thMost Subsidized Industry: 654thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 770thMost Primitive: 1,525thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,110thLargest Mining Sector: 2,178thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,622ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,830thLargest Black Market: 3,342ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,629thMost Devout: 3,854thMost Avoided: 5,744thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,769thMost Efficient Economies: 5,956thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,761stMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,200thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,602ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,639thLargest Governments: 17,263rdMost Pacifist: 19,441stHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,658thLowest Crime Rates: 21,286th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionMost Primitive: 71st in the regionLargest Black Market: 77th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 98th in the regionMost Devout: 104th in the regionMost Avoided: 122nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 135th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 170th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 214th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 290th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 329th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 472nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 484th in the regionMost Stationary: 554th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 606th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 634th in the regionMost Pacifist: 746th in the regionLargest Populations: 866th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 871st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, sexuality-questioning teenagers are placed in locked rooms with dirty magazines and lewd posters.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, citizens are required to report any and all incidents of prayer to their local Religious Affairs Officer.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, bizarre-looking creatures called 'wolfdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street".
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, golden statues of wolves line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Urial36, Urial36 recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace.

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