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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 761stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 802ndMost Secular: 1,235th
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Psychotic Dictatorship
Workers of the world Unite!
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Eminence Grise
Founder / Holy Tsar
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Civil Rights
Unheard Of
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Sorianora

Population1.375 billion

CapitalNew Russia City
LeaderJoseph Stalin II
FaithState Secularism

CurrencySoviet Ruble
AnimalRussian Bear

The I cry of Sorianora is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph Stalin II with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.375 billion Soviets are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Russia City. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soviet economy, worth 321 trillion Soviet Rubles 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. 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 233,607 Soviet Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign governments regularly accuse the Soviet military of war crimes, schoolkids say that the air doesn't taste like wee-wee any more, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Sorianora at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list, and the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sorianora's national animal is the Russian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Secularism.

Sorianora is ranked 75,089th in the world and 17th in Callista for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 1,608.07 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 761stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 802ndMost Secular: 1,235thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,250thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,435thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,614thLargest Mining Sector: 1,667thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,751stMost Armed: 1,776thMost Avoided: 2,123rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,252ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,310thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,680thHighest Average Incomes: 4,115thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,394thLargest Black Market: 5,798thLowest Crime Rates: 7,166thMost Conservative: 9,358thMost Authoritarian: 9,500thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,320thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,663rdLargest Governments: 10,989thHealthiest Citizens: 11,019thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,800thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,816thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,910thMost Efficient Economies: 22,721st
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the region

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