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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,136thLargest Black Market: 18,197th
The Hellhole of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
I was born in the soul of misery
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Souls13

Population10.514 billion

CurrencyCurse upon thy family's name
AnimalTwisted Soul

The Hellhole of Souls13 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.514 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 Education. The average income tax rate is 63.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Souls13ian economy, worth 579 trillion Curse upon thy family's names a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,115 Curse upon thy family's names, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and all children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Souls13's national animal is the Twisted Soul.

Souls13 is ranked 179,090th in the world and 1,805th in Devide by Zero for Most Politically Free, scoring 15 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,136thLargest Black Market: 18,197th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 56th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 61st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 78th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 112th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 141st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 146th in the regionLargest Governments: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 181st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 230th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Souls13's influence in Devide by Zero fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Souls13's influence in Devide by Zero rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Souls13 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, all children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, a good deed is rewarded with a thank you note attached to a deportation order.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
  • : Following new legislation in Souls13, no one born in Souls13 can fix a leaky faucet.

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