by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,601stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,210thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,901st
The Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population2.729 billion


The Republic of BigRed40 is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and soft-spoken computers. The quiet, industrious population of 2.729 billion BigRed40ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 31.2%.

The BigRed40ian economy, worth 141 trillion dollars 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, broadly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. 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 51,827 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant BigRed40ians, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security, and many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BigRed40's national animal is the falcon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

BigRed40 is ranked 191,227th in the world and 3rd in Fruit Factions for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 26.37 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,601stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,210thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,901stMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,885th

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