by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 9,828th
The Colony of
Democratic Socialists
See the light and not the dark
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.147 billion


The Colony of Brastoun is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.147 billion Brastounians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 72.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Brastounian economy, worth 26.2 trillion Crowns 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 led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 22,881 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is said that a Brastounian woman's work is never done, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, and minor parties are virtually absent in Parliament. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brastoun's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Brastoun is ranked 170,800th in the world and 5th in Citizens Alliance of Democracy for Highest Economic Output, with 26.2 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 9,828th

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