by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,824thMost Authoritarian: 4,742ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,858th
The Colony of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Things explode
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population80 million


The Colony of Athatrond is a large, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 80 million Athatrondians 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 large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 46.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Athatrondian economy, worth 782 billion rubledollars 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, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 9,780 rubledollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen', kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, the hawk is a protected species, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Athatrond's national animal is the hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Athatrond is ranked 237,210th in the world and 1st in The Comedians for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.05 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Income Equality: 3,824thMost Authoritarian: 4,742ndTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,858thMost Pacifist: 18,053rdMost Extreme: 19,867thSafest: 23,502nd

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