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Most Secular: 802ndNudest: 1,274thMost Armed: 3,172nd
The Socialist Confederation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Should intermittent vengeance arm against us, we fight.
Calvin Lucien
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Footscray

Population3.233 billion

CapitalYeetinsburg
LeaderCalvin Lucien
FaithMarxism

CurrencyTech Marc
AnimalStar Fox

The Socialist Confederation of Footscray is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Calvin Lucien with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.233 billion Footscrians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yeetinsburg. The average income tax rate is 86.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Footscrian economy, worth 482 trillion Tech Marcs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 149,226 Tech Marcs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sushi is sold on the black market, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs, and every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Footscray's national animal is the Star Fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Marxism.

Footscray is ranked 9,563rd in the world and 533rd in Osiris for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,836.3 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Secular: 802ndNudest: 1,274thTop
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Most Armed: 3,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,090thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,449thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,522ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,586thMost Developed: 7,610thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,809thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,563rdLargest Governments: 9,810thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,817thMost Influential: 9,825thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,992ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,217thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,269thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,727thLowest Crime Rates: 10,917thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,893rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,267thMost Inclusive: 13,531stHighest Average Incomes: 13,562ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,133rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,317thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,753rd
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Most Secular: 19th in the regionNudest: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 144th in the regionMost Armed: 145th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 210th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 259th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 283rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 325th in the regionMost Developed: 358th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 446th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 453rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 486th in the regionLargest Governments: 528th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 528th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 533rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 580th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 599th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 602nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 691st in the regionRudest Citizens: 705th in the regionMost Inclusive: 718th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 718th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 735th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 762nd in the region

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