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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,037thMost Ignorant Citizens: 17,308thMost Conservative: 18,042nd
The Department of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Si vis pacem, para bellum
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Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Novian Self-Defence Forces

Population2.393 billion

CurrencyNovian Credit
Animalsoldier

The Department of Novian Self-Defence Forces is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-working, cynical population of 2.393 billion Novian servicemen 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 40.5%.

The Defence economy, worth 104 trillion Novian Credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,781 Novian Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses, and doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Novian Self-Defence Forces's national animal is the soldier, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Novian Self-Defence Forces is ranked 154,455th in the world and 349th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 91.75 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,037thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 17,308thMost Conservative: 18,042nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 43rd in the region

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