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The Rogue Nation of
Democratic Socialists
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Eden
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Good

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Straeus

Population20.249 billion

CapitalNew Wesford
LeaderEden
FaithDaius

CurrencyFlint
AnimalPteranodon

The Rogue Nation of Straeus is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Eden with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cheerful population of 20.249 billion Straeusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Wesford. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Straeusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,611 trillion Flints a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 79,587 Flints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, there's never enough space in space, Viagra factories are being converted to producing antimalarials for Bigtopian orphans, and devotion to God is only skin-deep. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straeus's national animal is the Pteranodon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Daius.

Straeus is ranked 1,387th in the world and 10th in NationStates for Most Pacifist, with 192.59 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Nudest: 442ndSafest: 628thHighest Average Tax Rates: 752ndLargest Governments: 784thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,108thLowest Crime Rates: 1,120thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,160thMost Pacifist: 1,387thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,643rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,674thMost Cultured: 1,730thBest Weather: 1,794thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,264thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,516thSmartest Citizens: 2,913thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,612thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,672ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,896thNicest Citizens: 3,936thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,099thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,101stMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,113thMost Influential: 4,189thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,304thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,332ndMost Inclusive: 5,572ndLargest Populations: 6,869thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,660thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,307thHighest Economic Output: 10,509thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,393rdMost Income Equality: 13,622ndMost Secular: 15,089thMost Stationary: 17,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,345thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,093rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,098th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 49th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » Mikeswill, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, Ionistan, Xaviena, Flaaklypa, Beanz, United Drafonstland, Dindrenzi, and Arithei.

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