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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,099th Most Influential: 1,542nd Most Devout: 3,657th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Democratic Socialists
From Ashes We Rise
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Scouria

Population1.375 billion

CapitalZarathan Prime
LeaderElder Cedric Pearson
FaithCult of the Angel of Combustion

CurrencyEmber
AnimalSvörngak

The Nomadic Peoples of Scouria is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Elder Cedric Pearson with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.375 billion Scourians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zarathan Prime. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scourian economy, worth 146 trillion Embers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,223 Embers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry, the Scourian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scouria's national animal is the Svörngak, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Angel of Combustion.

Scouria is ranked 14,110th in the world and 794th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 81.84 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,099thMost Influential: 1,542ndTop
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Most Devout: 3,657thMost Inclusive: 6,084thBest Weather: 7,176thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,952ndTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,320thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,579thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,593rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,304thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,320thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,758thMost Developed: 14,110thNudest: 15,106thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,840thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,172nd
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Most Devout: 151st in the regionMost Inclusive: 375th in the regionBest Weather: 386th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 426th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 495th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 540th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 592nd in the regionMost Influential: 602nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 626th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 715th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 716th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 718th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 735th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 737th in the regionMost Developed: 794th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 796th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 838th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 843rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 850th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 881st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, the Scourian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, foreign leaders with unpaid parking tickets are often refused entry.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, nuclear physics is the most popular course at university.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, the endangered saltwater humpback Svörngak is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, a traveller who once stubbed a toe on an 'Air Brancaland' flight has been offered asylum.

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