by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 15,657thMost Conservative: 24,348thLargest Black Market: 24,844th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Normalcy is coursing through my veins.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Caudex Aedis

Population10.999 billion


The Republic of Caudex Aedis is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 10.999 billion Caudex Aedisians 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 medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 36.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Caudex Aedisian economy, worth 361 trillion Würfels a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 32,826 Würfels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Late night adverts for breast milk co-ops regularly win pornography industry awards, sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Caudex Aedis's national animal is the Orca, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Caudex Aedis is ranked 254,315th in the world and 6,155th in Balder for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -7.81 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Authoritarian: 15,657thMost Conservative: 24,348thLargest Black Market: 24,844th
Most Authoritarian: 484th in the regionMost Conservative: 669th in the region

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