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The United Empire of So Pep

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Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Odrya

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The United Empire of So Pep is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by James Attendant with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.141 billion So Peppians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pepsia. The average income tax rate is 74.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient So Peppian economy, worth 450 trillion Peppian Pounds a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 143,504 Peppian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, gift baskets often contain working nukes, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. So Pep's national animal is the Peppian Feather-Bellied Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Peppian Judaism.

So Pep is ranked 19,119th in the world and 5th in Odrya for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,402.25 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,174thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,220thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,440thNicest Citizens: 6,593rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,099thMost Inclusive: 7,105thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,704thRudest Citizens: 8,838thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,707thHighest Food Quality: 11,925thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,154thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,975thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,016thMost Armed: 14,837thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,975thMost Developed: 15,868thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,035thLargest Black Market: 16,069thHighest Average Incomes: 17,048thMost Cultured: 17,736thSmartest Citizens: 17,902ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,131stMost Efficient Economies: 18,178thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,205thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,298thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,119thLargest Governments: 20,681stMost Influential: 21,119thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,436thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,438thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,085thLargest Retail Industry: 22,114thHighest Drug Use: 23,370thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,893rd
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the region

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