by Max Barry

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The Dominion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Buter is missing a t
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Butered Toast

Population328 million

CurrencyRound Toast
AnimalStick of Butter

The Dominion of Butered Toast is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its compulsory military service and ban on automobiles. The devout population of 328 million Butered Toastians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 35.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Butered Toastian economy, worth 11.9 trillion Round Toasts a year, is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 36,427 Round Toasts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Children asking questions about science are referred to relevant sections in religious texts, surveillance cameras are banned, cars are banned, and young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Butered Toast's national animal is the Stick of Butter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Butered Toast is ranked 202,402nd in the world and 3rd in United Provinces of Yorgnation for Most Developed, scoring 50.79 on the Human Development Index.

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