by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,897thMost Extreme: 3,202ndMost Conservative: 6,016th
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Big Birdz

Population924 million

AnimalRed Tailed Hawk

The Protectorate of Big Birdz is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 924 million Big Birdzians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 52.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Big Birdzian economy, worth 7.87 trillion Organs 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 Book Publishing, Retail, Automobile Manufacturing, 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 8,515 Organs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Big Birdz's national animal is the Red Tailed Hawk.

Big Birdz is ranked 192,700th in the world and 270th in The Black Hawks for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring zero on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 1,897thTop
Most Extreme: 3,202ndMost Conservative: 6,016thMost Income Equality: 6,501stMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,179thTop
Most Primitive: 23,999th
Most Authoritarian: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 16th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 29th in the regionMost Primitive: 30th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 34th in the region

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