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The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria

“For a better tomorrow”

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Location: The Internationale

Regional Influence: Squire


The Syndicalist Union of Ragnaria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour with a fair hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 25.001 billion Ragnarians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Congress City. The average income tax rate is 38.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ragnarian economy, worth a remarkable 7,308 trillion People's Econas 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 292,323 People's Econas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, foreign musicians that Chairman of the Congress Philip Balfour dislikes are turned away at the border, and government fact-checkers use surprising amounts of high explosive. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ragnaria's national animal is the Akraklia, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ragnaria is ranked 239,036th in the world and 262nd in The Internationale for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring -38.34 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 46thMost Rebellious Youth: 124thHighest Crime Rates: 147thMost Armed: 209thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 261stMost Cheerful Citizens: 262ndSmartest Citizens: 423rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 474thMost Secular: 525thMost Scientifically Advanced: 577thNicest Citizens: 778thHighest Poor Incomes: 854thHealthiest Citizens: 886thHighest Economic Output: 1,001stLargest Black Market: 1,030thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,275thMost Inclusive: 1,330thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,434thMost Developed: 2,007thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,017thMost Cultured: 2,135thHighest Average Incomes: 2,251stBest Weather: 2,379thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 3,321stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,104thLargest Populations: 4,279thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,172ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,772ndTop
Most Influential: 13,866thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,729thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,791stLargest Governments: 16,001stLargest Gambling Industry: 18,397thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,922ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,477thMost Efficient Economies: 22,580th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Dominguez Hills, International Socialist Union, Casadra, Esgeirimmen, Agrase, The Commune of Meddle, and Soviet States of Latin America.