by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 570th Most Authoritarian: 1,636th Most Extreme: 5,633rd
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Psychotic Dictatorship
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Black Duck

Population439 million

CurrencyDuck Coin

The Dictatorship of Black Duck is a huge, safe nation, notable for its restrictive gun laws, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, devout population of 439 million ducks 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 70.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish duck economy, worth 12.1 trillion Duck Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 27,617 Duck Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation has nearly as many history museums as ducks, organ donation is compulsory, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, and truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Black Duck's national animal is the Duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Black Duck is ranked 150,591st in the world and 4th in Fanon Antarctica for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 0.83 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most Conservative: 570thTop
Most Authoritarian: 1,636thMost Extreme: 5,633rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,728th

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