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The United Socialist States of Ursabeknikov

“The bear does not yield, and neither will we.”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: 10000 Islands

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Ursabeknikov

Population2.888 billion

CapitalBärenparadies
LeaderBärenrat Markus

CurrencyUlag
AnimalBear

The United Socialist States of Ursabeknikov is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Bärenrat Markus with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 2.888 billion Ursines are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bärenparadies. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Ursin economy, worth 429 trillion Ulags a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 148,829 Ulags, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, and the latest guided missile cruiser "Ship-1642" has received precisely zero column inches in the press. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ursabeknikov's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ursabeknikov is ranked 24,935th in the world and 328th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 6,980.34 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,219thSafest: 2,244thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,282ndMost Pacifist: 2,442ndMost Inclusive: 2,640thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,053rdMost Influential: 3,121stNicest Citizens: 3,236thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,362ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,461stHighest Food Quality: 3,568thBest Weather: 3,611thLowest Crime Rates: 3,731stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,820thHealthiest Citizens: 3,883rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,898thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,467thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,600thMost Developed: 4,797thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,052ndLargest Governments: 5,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,344thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,435thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,455thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,486thMost Cultured: 6,862ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,117thSmartest Citizens: 7,167thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,765thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,836thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,461stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,226thMost Secular: 12,686thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 14,185thHighest Average Incomes: 15,889thMost Income Equality: 18,613thLargest Publishing Industry: 24,935th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 33rd in the regionSafest: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 58th in the regionMost Pacifist: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 62nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 69th in the regionTop
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Highest Food Quality: 74th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 76th in the regionNicest Citizens: 77th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 81st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 90th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 93rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 94th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 101st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 102nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 116th in the regionMost Cultured: 125th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 141st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 141st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, the latest guided missile cruiser "Ship-1642" has received precisely zero column inches in the press.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Ursabeknikov endorsed The Island Imperium of Markanite.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Ursabeknikov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Europeia"".
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, even secular Ursines are shouting "Blessed are the cheesemakers!".
  • : Following new legislation in Ursabeknikov, movie producers send film critics wads of cash in their morning newspapers in anticipation of gushing praise.

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