by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,034th Largest Agricultural Sector: 5,187th Highest Poor Incomes: 5,813th
The Räterepublik of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
True democracy is the established power of the Counsils
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Russ-Ostland

Population2.495 billion

CapitalKarl-Marx-Stadt
LeaderCouncil of People's Commissars

Currencyderevyannie
AnimalKulaks

The Räterepublik of Russ-Ostland is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Council of People's Commissars with an even hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.495 billion Russ-Ostlandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karl-Marx-Stadt. The average income tax rate is 87.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Russ-Ostlandian economy, worth 353 trillion derevyannies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 141,607 derevyannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Russ-Ostland's national animal is the Kulaks, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Russ-Ostland is ranked 119,319th in the world and 5,363rd in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -8 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,034thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,187thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,813thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,589thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,377thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,821stMost Secular: 8,044thTop
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Most Developed: 8,235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,442ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,531stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,050thSmartest Citizens: 9,599thLowest Crime Rates: 10,119thLargest Governments: 10,238thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,891stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,328thNicest Citizens: 11,505thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,941stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,468thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,525thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,633rdMost Influential: 13,858thHealthiest Citizens: 14,150thHighest Average Incomes: 14,420thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,454thMost Cultured: 14,652ndMost Inclusive: 14,880thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,406thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,715thMost Pacifist: 16,093rd
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 283rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 289th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 344th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 349th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 370th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 414th in the regionMost Secular: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 474th in the regionMost Developed: 505th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 512th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 549th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 554th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 603rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 628th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 644th in the regionNicest Citizens: 660th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 675th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 697th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 706th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 709th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 754th in the regionMost Cultured: 768th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 772nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 775th in the region

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