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Most Influential: 4,961stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,297thLargest Retail Industry: 5,780th
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Random Republic

Population1.758 billion


The United Socialist States of Random Republic is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.758 billion Random Republicians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 66.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Random Republician economy, worth 192 trillion whims 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, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 109,490 whims, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Thieves are flogged in public for their crimes, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and it's best to decline if Leader offers to buy a round of drinks. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Random Republic's national animal is the platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Random Republic is ranked 171,396th in the world and 460th in Europeia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -4.27 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Influential: 4,961stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,297thLargest Retail Industry: 5,780thFattest Citizens: 5,837thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,337thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,575thLargest Mining Sector: 8,209thLargest Black Market: 9,080thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,922ndTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 14,649thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,402ndMost Beautiful Environments: 19,751stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,834thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,603rdMost Secular: 22,115thBest Weather: 23,460th
Largest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionFattest Citizens: 30th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 47th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 64th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 69th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 73rd in the region

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