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Most Scientifically Advanced: 6,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,714thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,141st
The Räterepublik of
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True democracy is the established power of the Counsils
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Population3.588 billion

LeaderCouncil of People's Commissars


The Räterepublik of Russ-Ostland is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Council of People's Commissars with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.588 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 Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karl-Marx-Stadt. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Russ-Ostlandian economy, worth 505 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, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 140,751 derevyannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, foreign musicians that Council of People's Commissars dislikes are turned away at the border, the government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, and tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments. 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 7,424th in the world and 1st in The Mazerbrok Peninsula for Most Developed, scoring 91.54 on the Human Development Index.

Most Scientifically Advanced: 6,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,714thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,141stMost Developed: 7,424thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,580thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,082ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,238thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,314thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,563rdMost Secular: 8,982ndSmartest Citizens: 9,546thLowest Crime Rates: 9,859thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,028thLargest Governments: 10,044thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,747thNicest Citizens: 11,831stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,409thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,110thMost Cultured: 14,199thHealthiest Citizens: 14,964thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,061stHighest Average Incomes: 15,728thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,983rdMost Inclusive: 16,002ndBest Weather: 17,391stMost Subsidized Industry: 18,139thMost Efficient Economies: 19,172nd

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