by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 4,951st
The Armed Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Second Strike capability ensues
Civil Rights
Below Average
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Dead Hand 42

Population6.421 billion


The Armed Republic of Dead Hand 42 is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 6.421 billion Dead Hand 42ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 46.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Dead Hand 42ian economy, worth 61.8 trillion 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 9,621 Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dead Hand 42's national animal is the Bear.

Dead Hand 42 is ranked 212,958th in the world and 9,138th in the Rejected Realms for Most Avoided, scoring 1.81 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Income Equality: 4,951st
Most Income Equality: 160th in the regionTop
Safest: 1,202nd in the region

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