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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,517th Largest Black Market: 9,860th
The Hellhole of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
I was born in the soul of misery
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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Souls13

Population8.443 billion

CurrencyCurse upon thy family's name
AnimalTwisted Soul

The Hellhole of Souls13 is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its infamous sell-swords, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 8.443 billion Demonics 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 enormous, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Souls13ian economy, worth 383 trillion Curse upon thy family's names a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 45,414 Curse upon thy family's names, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Souls13's national animal is the Twisted Soul, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Souls13 is ranked 39,237th in the world and 19th in Devide by Zero for Longest Average Lifespans, with 65.05 Years.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,517thLargest Black Market: 9,860th
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Most Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 41st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 58th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Souls13's influence in Devide by Zero rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Souls13's influence in Devide by Zero rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Souls13's influence in Devide by Zero rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Souls13 applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Souls13 relocated from The free pizzeria to Devide by Zero.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?".

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