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The Republic of Surd

“Strength in Unity”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Republic of Surd is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Olaf Nieuwpoort with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.401 billion Surds are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fentanes. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Surdic economy, worth a remarkable 3,063 trillion Fioris 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 294,509 Fioris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government funds large training centres to turn Robins into functioning members of society, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Surd's national animal is the Robin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Surd is ranked 161,454th in the world and 4,704th in Lazarus for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,696.07 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 307thNicest Citizens: 345thMost Developed: 348thMost Valuable International Artwork: 381stLongest Average Lifespans: 385thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 393rdHealthiest Citizens: 438thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 439thHighest Average Tax Rates: 440thMost Advanced Public Education: 519thLowest Crime Rates: 521stMost Pacifist: 526thLargest Governments: 526thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 541stSafest: 552ndHighest Food Quality: 624thSmartest Citizens: 631stMost Inclusive: 672ndHighest Poor Incomes: 681stBest Weather: 685thLargest Welfare Programs: 707thMost Beautiful Environments: 726thMost Scientifically Advanced: 806thMost Secular: 953rdMost Efficient Economies: 962ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,035thMost Cultured: 1,104thMost Patriotic: 1,193rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,247thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,270thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,462ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,642ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,824thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,185thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,225thHighest Average Incomes: 2,435thMost Influential: 2,485thTop
Highest Economic Output: 5,545thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,467thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,567thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,528th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rd in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 80th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 92nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Politically Free: 189th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 263rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 274th in the regionMost Income Equality: 296th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 532nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 588th in the region

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