by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 1,555thMost Authoritarian: 10,919th
The People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Krusty Krab is unfair!
Minister of Communications
Civil Rights
Below Average
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population2.978 billion


The People's Republic of Bikini-Bottom is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.978 billion Bikini-Bottomians 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 enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Bikini-Bottomian economy, worth 20.9 trillion nones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 7,029 nones, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bikini-Bottom's national animal is the shell, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bikini-Bottom is ranked 186,123rd in the world and 261st in Thaecia for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.25 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 1,555thTop
Most Authoritarian: 10,919th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 18th in the region

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