by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 4thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,499thLargest Populations: 6,607th
The Herrebrugher Workers' Army of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Zonder meesters, zonder heren
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De 32ste Volksdivisie

Population21.271 billion


The Herrebrugher Workers' Army of De 32ste Volksdivisie is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 21.271 billion workers' soldiers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant workers' soldier economy, worth 95.8 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,505 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. De 32ste Volksdivisie's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

De 32ste Volksdivisie is ranked 198,359th in the world and 5,859th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Income Equality: 4thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,499thLargest Populations: 6,607thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 12,900thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,172ndMost Stationary: 22,870th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 67th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 111th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 254th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 366th in the regionMost Politically Free: 394th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 523rd in the regionMost Extreme: 583rd in the region

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