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Most Influential: 3,102ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,009thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,159th
The United People's Republics of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Solidarity, Liberty, and Revolution
Influence
Apprentice
Minister of Community Affairs & Roleplay / Speaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Podria

Population5.423 billion

CapitalPodridia
LeaderParliament of the Proles

Currencylabour credit
Animalserpent

The United People's Republics of Podria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Parliament of the Proles with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.423 billion Podrian love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Podridia. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Podri economy, worth 618 trillion labour credits 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, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 114,016 labour credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, billions are being spent on a new island airport, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, and televisions are often seized to pay for overdue television license fees. Crime is totally unknown. Podria's national animal is the serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Podria is ranked 6,195th in the world and 42nd in The Leftist Assembly for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,111.8 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 3,102ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,009thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,159thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,754thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,025thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,195thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,338thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,683rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,909thNicest Citizens: 7,198thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,560thMost Inclusive: 7,589thMost Armed: 7,698thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,244thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,630thMost Developed: 8,816thMost Secular: 8,979thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,711thBest Weather: 9,727thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,882ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,239thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,392ndTop
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Largest Governments: 12,116thSmartest Citizens: 12,247thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,775thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,752ndMost Income Equality: 17,442ndSafest: 19,905thLowest Crime Rates: 20,560thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,656thHealthiest Citizens: 22,080thMost Cultured: 22,207thMost Efficient Economies: 24,151st
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Most Armed: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the region

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