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Most Compassionate Citizens: 551stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 642ndNicest Citizens: 661st
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Strength in Unity
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.187 billion

LeaderJorge Ribeiro


The Republic of Surd is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Jorge Ribeiro with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, sprawling nuclear power plants, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.187 billion Surds 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guendia. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Surdic economy, worth a remarkable 1,644 trillion Fioris a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 228,869 Fioris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', Surds submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card, and courtrooms can be a little sketchy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Surd's national animal is the Robin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Surd is ranked 51,013th in the world and 1,761st in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 73.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 551stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 642ndNicest Citizens: 661stSafest: 716thMost Developed: 728thLongest Average Lifespans: 855thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 868thMost Pacifist: 952ndBest Weather: 965thHealthiest Citizens: 966thLowest Crime Rates: 999thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,000thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,167thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,215thMost Inclusive: 1,226thLargest Governments: 1,259thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,332ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,430thSmartest Citizens: 1,505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 1,770thMost Secular: 1,815thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,014thTop
Most Influential: 2,113thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,160thMost Cultured: 2,604thMost Efficient Economies: 3,046thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,076thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,126thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,528thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,583rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,664thHighest Average Incomes: 4,385thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,440thHighest Economic Output: 9,543rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,853rdTop
Most Income Equality: 14,636th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionSafest: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Pacifist: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 45th in the regionMost Inclusive: 49th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 53rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 68th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 80th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 121st in the regionMost Cultured: 132nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 135th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 147th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 186th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 210th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 220th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 237th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 400th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 469th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 563rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Surd, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, Surds submit requests for a date in writing with an enclosed RSVP card.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Surd voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Surd endorsed The 😳😳😳 of SunnyPhiladelphia.
  • : Surd endorsed The Holy Dictatorship of Doperland.
  • : Following new legislation in Surd, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 120 » Treadwellia, The Sigometh Dynasty, Pherttsylvania, Auralon, Mainze, The Salvation States, Grand Place, Aflana, Custadia, Loftegen 3, Steel Vagabonds, Aegis-5, Glorious Society, Guiness Freaks, Axixic, Northern Rosary Isles, Denado, Leonism, Outlaw Conformity, Halliway, Port Flynt, Burning Pants, Aigania, Snoodum, Lazarene Ryccia, Sombrassino, Navordia, Perchan, Tristin, Nargorthia, Aleckandor, New Canadian Military Junta, Darcaethir, Aguaria Major, Margandy, Tor Otto, Praenestia, Shaunborough, Bravenewworld, Astalen, Laporter, Arkanik, Rommanda, Othan, Nippon Shotou Teikoku, Aletian, Marcellinople, Courlany, Shadowra, Zetaopalatopia, and 70 others.Baelju, Fissure Town, Sireco, Cossack Peoples, Emperor PJ, Mo-Po-Lo-Jo-To-Jo, Manaric, Inceptio, Thetraxia, Caybow, Uhanda, The New California Republic, Aaecilia, Bobs raider puppet, Treat-Seeking Missiles, Russiane, Nova Zemlya, Issrak-om, Kamikaze89, The Celestial Lands, Wishper, The Islands of Colwell, TypoTech, The Daedric Lords, Wilhelmsborough, Ioboriya, Tottoro, Antolica, Capercom, Skin Nation The Second, Amertheria, Sveta Makreshanska Kraljevina, Dernel, Peoples Republic of zanzablanzabar, Xracona, Kunigund, Arclandia, Demonos, Kawaiidesh, Silver Minner, Nord Gronland, Yurp, Wolfana, Zhuzistan, Tradle Peloni, Mzeusia, Domais, Captain Apollo, Xotrea, Manica, Zekrosz, Pepper Island Democratica Freeland Papri, Prodomina, Riau Islands, Deciduslava, Bukowina, Cullden, Ecchi Unlimited, Potted Plants United, Kubaroony, New Rogernomics, Amalice, Klaisur, Debussy, Sneyland, PinkFloyd and The Beatles, Legendary Magus, Honeydewistania, Ladandtopia, and Owans.

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