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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,307thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,581stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,606th
The United Soviet Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
What was taken by force, can only be restored by force
Hugo Alonso
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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ElBaron

Population11.663 billion

CapitalCittągazze
LeaderHugo Alonso

CurrencyCubla
AnimalEagle

The United Soviet Republic of ElBaron is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hugo Alonso with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, zero percent divorce rate, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 11.663 billion ElBaronians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cittągazze. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient ElBaronian economy, worth a remarkable 1,628 trillion Cublas a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 139,630 Cublas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress, Hugo Alonso's new office has a propensity to catch on fire, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, and you can't put down the nation's attitude to pet health. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ElBaron's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

ElBaron is ranked 16,048th in the world and 34th in Thaecia for Highest Average Incomes, with 139,630.41 Standard Monetary Units.

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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the region

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