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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,064thMost Influential: 1,400thRudest Citizens: 2,253rd
The United Socialist States of
Left-Leaning College State is the opium of the people.
SupremeOverlord Joshua the Mighty
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Population5.544 billion

LeaderSupremeOverlord Joshua the Mighty


The United Socialist States of Saphixia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by SupremeOverlord Joshua the Mighty with an even hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 5.544 billion Saphixians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jinx. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saphixian economy, worth 988 trillion Saphs a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 178,386 Saphs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Cocks and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, back-alley circumcision clinics are popping up all over the nation, and burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saphixia's national animal is the Cock, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Saphixia is ranked 13,700th in the world and 746th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,015.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,064thMost Influential: 1,400thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,253rdMost Cultured: 4,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,253rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,427thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,518thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,884thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,068thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,157thSmartest Citizens: 6,305thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,062ndMost Developed: 7,317thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,564thHighest Average Incomes: 8,594thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,434thMost Secular: 9,873rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,551stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,739thLargest Governments: 10,870thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,962ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,820thHighest Drug Use: 12,968thMost Efficient Economies: 13,579thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,700thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,370thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,405thHighest Economic Output: 16,966thLowest Crime Rates: 17,902nd
Rudest Citizens: 137th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 189th in the regionMost Cultured: 221st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 243rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 253rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 272nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 302nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 303rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 349th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 350th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 351st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 398th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 412th in the regionMost Developed: 419th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 461st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 498th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 510th in the regionLargest Governments: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 526th in the regionMost Secular: 532nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 537th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 549th in the regionMost Influential: 574th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 601st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 679th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 693rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 737th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 746th in the regionLargest Black Market: 810th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 826th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 859th in the regionLargest Populations: 923rd in the regionMost Armed: 981st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 989th in the region

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