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Largest Retail Industry: 22nd Most Subsidized Industry: 130th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 132nd
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population8.004 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.004 billion Choistanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Choistan City. The average income tax rate is 60.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 4,567 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is a breathtaking 570,706 shekels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner, helicopter parenting is on the rise, and women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job. Crime is totally unknown. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Choistan is ranked 20,392nd in the world and 1,076th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 74.91 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 22ndMost Subsidized Industry: 130thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 132ndHighest Average Incomes: 140thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 244thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 283rdLargest Black Market: 296thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 394thLargest Mining Sector: 432ndHighest Poor Incomes: 442ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 484thMost Influential: 489thMost Corrupt Governments: 510thFattest Citizens: 589thRudest Citizens: 603rdMost Avoided: 629thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 687thMost Scientifically Advanced: 725thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 732ndLargest Publishing Industry: 732ndLargest Insurance Industry: 953rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,000thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,005thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,080thMost Cultured: 1,093rdSmartest Citizens: 1,097thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,316thLargest Governments: 1,343rdMost Secular: 1,614thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,748thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,290thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,583rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,240thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,606thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,043rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,121stMost Efficient Economies: 5,401stLowest Crime Rates: 5,509thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,923rdTop
Most Stationary: 9,762ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,007thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,627th
Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 48th in the regionMost Cultured: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 53rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 57th in the regionLargest Governments: 65th in the regionMost Secular: 78th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 83rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 150th in the regionMost Influential: 151st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 184th in the regionMost Stationary: 231st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 232nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 321st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 525th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 560th in the regionMost Armed: 632nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Choistan endorsed The Allied States of Afcon.
  • : Choistan endorsed The United Dynastic Republic of Opstan.
  • : Choistan endorsed The United Socialist States of Baldova.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, helicopter parenting is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, government-run brothels can be found on every street corner.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, homes have been banned from having any more than one wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 310 » Notyoutopia, Guslantis, Sunto, Yaorozu, Frances Francis the First of France, New Lakemba, Camarthen, Selfgradatude, Kanlidia, Unimaginable Doom, The Bureaucratic Territories, Venezuelia, Jefffliu, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Necromonia, Felpolandia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Diodone, Plumas, Kubrostavsria, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Dadastan Archipelago, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Lemonbiscuits, Avalon, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Esplandia, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Unsophisticate, Calamazo, Siwale, Chukstik Illahi, Karazan, Alice Gardens, Elevation, New Chilokver, Ainsworth, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Kelvaros Prime, Kyrianian, BrightFutures, Puczovska, and 260 others.General COE, Tianqing, Valenair, Walter Jackson, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Panama Coalition, Renetopia, Yukti, Dutchyland, Prospit, Boggovia, Pradovnia, The Teddy, Romanian Land, Buckerino, Cloydicia, ZimRobwe, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Ice and Tinian, Aroa, The Syca, Prydania, Ozstan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, Kolorland, Atain, Phoronu, Antiyard, Ediola, The Austro Germanic Union, Zyvetskistaahn, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Govornia, Lower Nubia, Viridiann, Atheenos, Northern Glory, Former English Colony, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Empy, New Trisone, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, SORT, Humptalumpta, Misuvelia, Hyperbanus, Sea Ghost, Amauri, Maott, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, El Fiji Grande, Arstungry, Montarc, Babacar, Blackphir, Kobagia, Bananaaaaa, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Yummy Blubber, The Discipled, Amestris-Britannia, Zeno-sama, Tarr-Nation, Ostrolia, Itallitopia, Rosewood-, Marxist Luxembourg, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Acrabinnia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Lunallian, Loptous, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, Spartoptia, Gurou, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Cinnibar, AGoodPlace, Potatolandium, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, Utopotia, United Asgardian States, Sinelona, Asgardira, North Bratislava, The Windmilluminati, Omnistria, Dreadton, Kasazzastan, Warsaw-Halicz, Avemterra, Guer Aike, Federation Terra Australis, Napnomadia, Ninjak30, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Valhalla123, Zumlandia, Hong Kong Empire, Kulgatha, Black Templares, Steraz, Torakuen, The South Falls, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Analomink, Pasargad, Alunya, Orado, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ieprus, Revolutionary Sealand, Egalico, Solmetria, Elder Realms, Jasminlandia, Fayyayid, Axstahl, Union of Austria-Hungary, Saturns Edge, Ibiscaton, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Haor Chall, Xandarnia, Astronomical, Rydeum, Victoriaans Nederlands, Soviet Terran, Rkainjel, Brettenia, Longsword01, Bananoonza, Aratani, Abject Ludicrosity, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Daiz, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Solidair, Kuveria, Hileville, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Astrind, Ajibola, Glurponia, Xzavia-Hjar, British Pacific Islands, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Debussy, Utopicican, The Soviet States of Europe, San Xavier, Lindsaystan, Landnovia, Penrith, Cuyan, Runeda, Juggernautilus, Dramanian, The Tampa Bay Rays, Tamgu, New Octicarg, Cool game nation, Lanterkint, PotatoFarmers, Moisus, Aezus, Randbourne, Duerrlewang, The European Unity Council, Tellavinna, Yabkhu, McMasterdonia, Contani, Warcaa, The Stratosphere Islands, Miruma, Faircliff, Delmak, Orven, Impler, U S Eh, Solskjar, Ponantine, Racoda, Alusten, Gondigams, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Kaschovia, Gnomewatchers, Russilina, Loli County, The New Enclave Of The Wasteland, Calsolato, Francois Isidore, Fizban, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Altamonte, NabMex, Kenatara, Neworva, Ricetopia1, Nothru Lerple, Wallachian People, Lendara, Earth Commonwealth, Union of the Oriental States, Clan Spaniel, Angshire, Germanic Araya, Xagill, Kranostav, Pazair, Phoeba, Bruhbronistan, Seenvorland, Daymonskinner, Frenchist, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Nordic-British Union, Parmovand, Afcon, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Opstan, and Baldova.

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