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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 714th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 991st Most Influential: 1,021st
The Calmari Collective Creations of
Democratic Socialists
Feel free to worship me anytime.
The Beakest
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Squid Ruinosa

Population17.156 billion

CapitalGreater moon spire
LeaderThe Beakest
FaithOctodox

Currencypointy Beak
AnimalLesser Squiden

The Calmari Collective Creations of Squid Ruinosa is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Beakest with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, smutty television, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, devout population of 17.156 billion Squod are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater moon spire. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The thriving Squinem economy, worth a remarkable 2,281 trillion pointy Beaks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 132,994 pointy Beaks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, the endangered saltwater humpback Lesser Squiden is only seen in captivity programs, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Squid Ruinosa's national animal is the Lesser Squiden, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Octodox.

Squid Ruinosa is ranked 136,417th in the world and 5,005th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 14.08 Atheism Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 714thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 991stMost Influential: 1,021stTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,875thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,936thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,638thLargest Governments: 2,872ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,989thLowest Crime Rates: 3,667thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,728thHighest Economic Output: 5,010thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,719thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,765thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,953rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,730thLargest Populations: 7,081stSafest: 8,252ndMost Cultured: 8,263rdTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,854thSmartest Citizens: 9,745thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,748thHealthiest Citizens: 10,281stBest Weather: 10,890thMost Stationary: 11,001stMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,046thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,905thMost Pacifist: 14,337thMost Income Equality: 16,779thHighest Average Incomes: 17,007th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 48th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 54th in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 55th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 65th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 144th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 152nd in the regionMost Stationary: 170th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 175th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 178th in the regionMost Cultured: 208th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 213th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 248th in the regionSafest: 250th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 277th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionBest Weather: 308th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 347th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 426th in the regionMost Pacifist: 453rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 543rd in the regionMost Developed: 548th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 634th in the region

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