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Most Secular: 876th Most Influential: 889th Rudest Citizens: 1,525th
The United Socialist States of
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Tulov

Population5.34 billion

CapitalTula
LeaderArkady Rossovich
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyTulovian Ruble
AnimalBlackbird

The United Socialist States of Tulov is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Arkady Rossovich with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed population of 5.34 billion Tulovians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tula. The average income tax rate is 78.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tulovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,031 trillion Tulovian Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 193,244 Tulovian Rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Studio executives abandon tragic stories of star-crossed lovers because "it's been done", engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, nations that kill a Tulovian can expect a strongly worded letter, and popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Tula River. Crime is almost non-existent. Tulov's national animal is the Blackbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Tulov is ranked 14,157th in the world and 23rd in Conch Kingdom for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 78.93 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Secular: 876thMost Influential: 889thRudest Citizens: 1,525thTop
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Most Armed: 1,841stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,863rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,586thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,845thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,948thFattest Citizens: 3,300thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,394thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,330thMost Avoided: 4,952ndSmartest Citizens: 5,002ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,104thLargest Retail Industry: 5,207thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,627thHighest Average Incomes: 6,189thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,672ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,841stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,888thLargest Governments: 7,537thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,556thMost Cultured: 8,308thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,828thLargest Mining Sector: 9,311thMost Developed: 10,686thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,231stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,500thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,881stHighest Economic Output: 12,954thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,990thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,157thHighest Drug Use: 15,309th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the region

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