by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 5,113th
The Armed Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Second Strike capability ensues
Civil Rights
Below Average
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Dead Hand 39

Population7.131 billion


The Armed Republic of Dead Hand 39 is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and hatred of cheese. The democratic population of 7.131 billion Dead Hand 39ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 42.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Dead Hand 39ian economy, worth 72.7 trillion Rubles 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, Uranium Mining, and Tourism. 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 10,192 Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dead Hand 39's national animal is the Bear.

Dead Hand 39 is ranked 286,086th in the world and 7,337th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -10 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 5,113th
Most Income Equality: 169th in the region

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