by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 5,486th
The Democratic Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Peace, Independence, Democracy
Civil Rights
Below Average
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population5.432 billion

CurrencyLao kip

The Democratic Republic of Souphanouvong is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 5.432 billion Souphanouvongians 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 Welfare. The average income tax rate is 49.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Souphanouvongian economy, worth 53.5 trillion Lao kips 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 black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. 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 9,845 Lao kips, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

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

Souphanouvong is ranked 227,422nd in the world and 9,915th in the Rejected Realms for Most Avoided, scoring 1.7 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Income Equality: 5,486th
Most Income Equality: 177th in the regionTop
Safest: 1,043rd in the region

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