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Most Valuable International Artwork: 146thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 457thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 497th
The Eastern Card Tsar of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Workers of the World Unite!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Founder / Holy Tsar
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Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sorianora

Population1.915 billion

CapitalNew Russia City
LeaderJoseph Stalin II
FaithState Secularism

CurrencySoviet Ruble
AnimalRussian Bear

The Eastern Card Tsar of Sorianora is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph Stalin II with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, keen interest in outer space, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.915 billion Soviets are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Russia City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Soviet economy, worth 599 trillion Soviet Rubles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 312,847 Soviet Rubles, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,235,992 per year while the poor average 53,611, a ratio of 23.1 to 1.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sorianora's national animal is the Russian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Sorianora is ranked 168,967th in the world and 47th in Callista for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring zero on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 146thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 457thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 497thLargest Agricultural Sector: 708thLargest Mining Sector: 835thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 901stMost Secular: 933rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 998thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,084thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,334thMost Avoided: 1,403rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,463rdMost Armed: 1,481stHighest Average Incomes: 1,843rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,145thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,407thLowest Crime Rates: 4,779thMost Conservative: 5,539thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,810thLargest Governments: 6,845thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,240thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,549thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,884thMost Efficient Economies: 8,965thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,140thHealthiest Citizens: 9,208thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,963rdRudest Citizens: 11,585thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,693rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,360thSmartest Citizens: 16,431stMost Influential: 17,129thMost Authoritarian: 17,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,899thMost Developed: 21,554th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the region

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