by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 461st
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Population1.879 billion

CapitalNew Russia City
LeaderJoseph Stalin II
FaithState Secularism

CurrencySoviet Ruble
AnimalRussian Bear

The Eastern Card Tsar of Sorianora is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph Stalin II with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, zero percent divorce rate, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.879 billion Soviets are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Russia City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Soviet economy, worth 583 trillion Soviet Rubles 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, 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 amazing 310,525 Soviet Rubles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,175,896 per year while the poor average 56,989, a ratio of 20.6 to 1.

Vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, the Sorianora Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, and invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sorianora's national animal is the Russian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Sorianora is ranked 840th in the world and 1st in Callista for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 26,957.73 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 432ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 461stLargest Agricultural Sector: 724thLargest Mining Sector: 840thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 905thMost Secular: 925thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 986thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,068thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,460thMost Avoided: 1,461stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,471stMost Armed: 1,473rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,893rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,359thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,442ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,921stMost Conservative: 5,128thLargest Governments: 7,036thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,581stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,937thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,440thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,239thHealthiest Citizens: 9,332ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,548thMost Efficient Economies: 9,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,475thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,065thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,200thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,443rdMost Authoritarian: 15,572ndSmartest Citizens: 17,631stMost Influential: 17,809thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,905thMost Developed: 21,938thRudest Citizens: 23,465th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the region

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