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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,114th Most Influential: 1,450th Most Inclusive: 2,315th
The United Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Equality and Liberty for All
President Lucas Sanders
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Rustington

Population2.604 billion

CapitalCatania City
LeaderPresident Lucas Sanders
FaithUnitarian Universalism

CurrencyRex
AnimalFalcon

The United Republic of Rustington is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by President Lucas Sanders with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, absence of drug laws, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.604 billion Rustingtonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Catania City. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rustingtonian economy, worth 474 trillion Rexes 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 significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 182,178 Rexes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government spends millions of Rexes every year prosecuting spammers, Rustingtonians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rustington's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Unitarian Universalism.

Rustington is ranked 22,229th in the world and 989th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 76.21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,114thMost Influential: 1,450thTop
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Most Inclusive: 2,315thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,745thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,774thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,799thNicest Citizens: 3,297thSafest: 3,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,699thMost Developed: 3,710thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,716thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,809thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,976thLargest Governments: 3,979thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,204thRudest Citizens: 4,490thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,517thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,564thMost Cultured: 4,605thMost Pacifist: 4,642ndSmartest Citizens: 4,969thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,042ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,146thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,546thLowest Crime Rates: 5,683rdBest Weather: 5,856thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,912thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,162ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,808thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,354thHighest Average Incomes: 7,458thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9,927thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,121stMost Secular: 13,889thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,305th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 125th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 145th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 148th in the regionMost Inclusive: 149th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 185th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 189th in the regionLargest Governments: 191st in the regionNicest Citizens: 194th in the regionSafest: 197th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 212th in the regionMost Developed: 216th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 229th in the regionMost Cultured: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 233rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 243rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 247th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 249th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 256th in the regionRudest Citizens: 263rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 271st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 273rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 274th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 280th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 283rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 285th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 301st in the regionBest Weather: 327th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 357th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 372nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 395th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 485th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 569th in the regionMost Influential: 599th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 626th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 696th in the regionMost Secular: 740th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 742nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 768th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 783rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, Rustingtonians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.
  • : Rustington was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, the government spends millions of Rexes every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, schoolyard bullying has a tendency to escalate.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Rustington, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Rustington was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Savaaria.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 142 » Shibutani, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Shin-Hachioji, Abrickhouse, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Bayern-Straubing, Selfgradatude, Sundred, Kwaj, Sil Dorsett, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, Holy Oranz, United Draconia, Wineclaw, Notyoutopia, Maott, Zeternia, PlanetPunk, Ethnon, Sunto, Buckerino, Former English Colony, Wilkshire, Q w e r t y, The United States of Romania, Atain, Pallaith, Universal State Formula, Ka Ching, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, Yukti, The Most Freedom Ever, Moubarakistan, Great Bights Mum, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Islamic Cali, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Malta Comino Gozo, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, and 92 others.Valhalla123, Sinelona, Californian Redwood, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Votak Matim, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Diodone, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, Omnistria, Unsophisticate, Pleroma Sans Romans, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Empy, Dreadton, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, Outer Egorniand, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Amauri, The South Falls, SillyString, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, Suicidistan, Justanistan, Guer Aike, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Joodey, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Trillius, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, The Kyziban Islands, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Thiammyalllaland, Free Azzaca, Aratani, Vikingiarchy, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Castle Federation, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Analomink, The Black Cathedral, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Felhaven, Constantinolia, Loutsland, Loli County, Kobagia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, and Zumlandia.

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