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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,179thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,207thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,336th
The Houses of
Father Knows Best State
Balance and will.
Snailius Maximus
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Snailia

Population13.891 billion

CapitalSnailtopia
LeaderSnailius Maximus
FaithThe Snailian Pantheon

CurrencyHelix
AnimalPrimal Snail

The Houses of Snailia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Snailius Maximus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, complete lack of prisons, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.891 billion Snailians 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Defense, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snailtopia. The average income tax rate is 1.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Snailian economy, worth a remarkable 3,328 trillion Helices a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 239,602 Helices, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The leaders of Snailia are given the nod by their predecessors, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, and it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Snailia's national animal is the Primal Snail, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Snailian Pantheon.

Snailia is ranked 166,934th in the world and 6,293rd in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -58.33 on the Rand Index.

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,179thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,207thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,336thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,591stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,592ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,445thMost Cultured: 2,663rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,748thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,767thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,862ndSmartest Citizens: 2,933rdHighest Economic Output: 3,587thHighest Average Incomes: 3,805thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,969thMost Stationary: 4,707thMost Developed: 5,138thLargest Black Market: 5,164thMost Efficient Economies: 6,191stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,596thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,695thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,216thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,228thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,499thLargest Retail Industry: 8,738thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,753rdMost Influential: 12,047thMost Inclusive: 14,593rdLargest Populations: 16,214th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 36th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 56th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 86th in the regionMost Stationary: 88th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 96th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 104th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionLargest Populations: 134th in the regionLargest Black Market: 146th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionMost Developed: 155th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 195th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 209th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 240th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 257th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 276th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 344th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 467th in the regionLargest Governments: 608th in the regionMost Influential: 666th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 684th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 723rd in the regionMost Secular: 746th in the regionMost Armed: 749th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 753rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, the leaders of Snailia are given the nod by their predecessors.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, Snailtopia has become the number one destination for urban exploration in The East Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Snailia, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.

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