by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 5,756thMost Primitive: 15,094thMost Politically Free: 27,443rd
The Great Storm of
Tyranny by Majority
You Can't Stop Progress
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population2.002 billion


The Great Storm of 1703 is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 2.002 billion 1703ians enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 29.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant 1703ian economy, worth 18.7 trillion lire 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 Trout Farming, Automobile Manufacturing, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. 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 9,320 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 1703's national animal is the eagle.

1703 is ranked 204,919th in the world and 5th in The Great Storm for Healthiest Citizens, with 1 bananas ingested per day.

Most Income Equality: 5,756thTop
Most Primitive: 15,094thMost Politically Free: 27,443rd
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the region

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