by Max Barry

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Most Extreme: 5th Most Income Equality: 12th Most Extensive Civil Rights: 22nd
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Desert Camel

Population12.742 billion

Animaldromedary camel

The Republic of Desert Camel is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 12.742 billion Desert Camelians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 86.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Desert Camelian economy, worth 64.6 trillion 090624006s a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 5,070 090624006s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Desert Camel successfully hosted the desert Olympics, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, military barracks resemble five-star hotels, and legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desert Camel's national animal is the dromedary camel, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Desert Camel is ranked 149,539th in the world and 18th in desert for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 348.36 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Extreme: 5thMost Income Equality: 12thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22ndHighest Drug Use: 28thMost Politically Free: 43rdTop
Nudest: 4,882ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,860thLargest Populations: 12,984thSafest: 14,076th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
Safest: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Desert Camel lodged a message on the Desert Regional Message Board.
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 10% for Most Zombies and Most Dead.
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Desert Camel changed its national nation type to "Republic".
  • : Desert Camel altered its national flag.
  • : Desert Camel was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Desert Camel's influence in Desert rose from "Page" to "Squire".