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The CUP Imperial Province of The CUD

“Me ne frego, je m'en fous, Mei guan shi, I don't care”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: Eladen

Regional Influence: Instigator

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The CUP Imperial Province of The CUD is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Da Gong Nio with an even hand, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 35.813 billion Confederates have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Duron. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient a Confederate economy, worth an astonishing 24,714 trillion Silver Seers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 690,104 Silver Seers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,606,871 per year while the poor average 70,955, a ratio of 50.8 to 1.

Politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, and hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The CUD's national animal is the Jaguar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The CUD is ranked 1,128th in the world and 5th in Eladen for Most Patriotic, with 88.03 flags saluted per person per day.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 15thLargest Black Market: 17thMost Rebellious Youth: 20thMost Subsidized Industry: 20thMost Advanced Public Transport: 27thLargest Publishing Industry: 28thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35thHighest Economic Output: 57thMost Advanced Public Education: 90thHighest Average Incomes: 93rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 96thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 124thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 137thMost Efficient Economies: 146thLargest Governments: 206thMost Cultured: 207thLargest Gambling Industry: 255thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 258thSmartest Citizens: 270thHighest Average Tax Rates: 380thMost Armed: 404thLargest Information Technology Sector: 490thMost Scientifically Advanced: 513thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 515thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 820thFattest Citizens: 857thHighest Crime Rates: 958thMost Patriotic: 1,128thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,332ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,398thLargest Populations: 1,563rdHighest Food Quality: 1,614thTop
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Most Developed: 2,776thMost Devout: 2,861stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,458thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,556thRudest Citizens: 5,040thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,534thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,958thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,999thMost Influential: 9,336thTop
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Most Stationary: 15,476thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,968thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,518thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,043rdMost Inclusive: 20,513thHighest Poor Incomes: 23,856thLargest Mining Sector: 24,268thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27,354th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the region

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