by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 1,176th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,763rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,057th
The Democratic Republic of
Corporate Police State
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Democratic Republic of Basketweaving Monkeys is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lee Gustafen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.828 billion Basketweaving Monkeysians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Non Sequitur City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.5%.

The all-consuming Basketweaving Monkeysian economy, worth a remarkable 1,781 trillion Cryptoids a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 181,309 Cryptoids, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

Prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Basketweaving Monkeys's national animal is the Gray Langur, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Monkeyism.

Basketweaving Monkeys is ranked 148,795th in the world and 4,431st in Balder for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 10.29 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 1,176thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,763rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,057thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,164thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,172ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,935thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,368thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,519thMost Conservative: 3,822ndLargest Mining Sector: 4,393rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,767thHighest Economic Output: 5,126thHighest Average Incomes: 6,340thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,487thMost Avoided: 6,985thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,412thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,546thTop
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Most Extreme: 9,640thLargest Retail Industry: 10,138thLargest Populations: 13,895thMost Authoritarian: 13,995thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,400th
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Largest Black Market: 39th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 110th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 116th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 125th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 126th in the regionMost Conservative: 129th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 161st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 177th in the regionMost Extreme: 183rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 184th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 261st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 282nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 289th in the regionMost Avoided: 299th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 364th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 390th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 430th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 435th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Basketweaving Monkeys's influence in Balder rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Basketweaving Monkeys was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Basketweaving Monkeys, prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences.

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