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Most Income Equality: 1,711thMost Authoritarian: 9,578th
The Armed Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Warm heart, cool head and clean hands
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Rare

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Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment

Population3.541 billion

CurrencyMark
AnimalHound

The Armed Republic of Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.541 billion Chekists are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regimentian economy, worth 24.5 trillion Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 6,912 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, bills about shades of lipstick are frequently introduced in the nation's legislature, and the new coalition government has 99 problems and can't agree on how to fix one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment's national animal is the Hound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment is ranked 184,073rd in the world and 2nd in Communist Party of the Soviet Union for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -4.38 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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