by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 4,983rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,413thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,837th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Strength Through Freedom
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Annette

Population5.161 billion

Currencypound
Animalemu

The Republic of Annette is a colossal, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.161 billion Annetteans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 56.7%.

The all-consuming Annettean economy, worth 466 trillion pounds 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 Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Cheese Exports, and Retail. 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 90,339 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', Leader's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success, and toddler groups have taken over local libraries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Annette's national animal is the emu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Annette is ranked 171,214th in the world and 4,799th in Lazarus for Smartest Citizens, with 24.53 quips per hour.

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Most Secular: 4,983rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,413thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,837thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,074thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,993rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,164thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,605th
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Most Secular: 242nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 347th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 427th in the regionMost Stationary: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 602nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Annette was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Annette was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, toddler groups have taken over local libraries.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, Leader's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, everyone has the equal opportunity to have their wallet stolen.
  • : Following new legislation in Annette, warning signs caution Annetteans where they may fall off 'the edge of the world'.
  • : Annette was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.

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