by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 3,320thMost Income Equality: 5,823rdMost Conservative: 14,677th
The Free Land of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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A Forest

Population1.786 billion

Animaltree 🌲

The Free Land of A Forest is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 1.786 billion Forestians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 39.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Forestian economy, worth 18.7 trillion leaves 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, Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 10,486 leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Forest's national animal is the tree 🌲.

A Forest is ranked 135,276th in the world and 228th in Forest for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 50 Whatever.

Most Authoritarian: 3,320thMost Income Equality: 5,823rdTop
Most Conservative: 14,677thMost Extreme: 16,988thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,010th
Most Authoritarian: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Income Equality: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 20th in the region

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