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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 95thMost Advanced Public Transport: 191stLowest Crime Rates: 226th
The Freeborn Peoples Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Nations Fall, When Workers Stall
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Russian Fedration

Population16.772 billion

CapitalCoruscant
LeaderKonstantin Vanzin
FaithRussian Orthodoxy

CurrencyVyonia
AnimalBrown Bear

The Freeborn Peoples Republic of Russian Fedration is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Konstantin Vanzin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, rampant corporate plagiarism, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.772 billion Russians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Coruscant. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Russian economy, worth a remarkable 3,879 trillion Vyonias a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 231,324 Vyonias, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Group photos of the members of parliament are often mistaken for family reunions, most pop videos prominently feature the Russian flag, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Russian Fedration's national animal is the Brown Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Russian Orthodoxy.

Russian Fedration is ranked 240,094th in the world and 328th in Wintreath for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -24.98 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 95thMost Advanced Public Transport: 191stLowest Crime Rates: 226thSafest: 332ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 361stLargest Governments: 441stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 650thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 879thLongest Average Lifespans: 895thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,042ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,248thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,396thMost Developed: 1,750thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,829thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,204thBest Weather: 2,362ndTop
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Most Devout: 2,507thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,853rdHighest Economic Output: 3,111thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,238thHighest Average Incomes: 4,359thSmartest Citizens: 6,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,832ndMost Inclusive: 7,874thMost Efficient Economies: 8,213thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,624thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,168thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,235thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,463rdMost Authoritarian: 13,794thMost Income Equality: 13,796thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,640thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,160thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,835th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost Conservative: 26th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Extreme: 30th in the region

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