by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 2,770th Largest Populations: 6,812th Most Extreme: 7,798th
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Whatever Happens, Happens
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Queen's State of Desmonwood is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 14.561 billion Desmonwoodians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Desmonwoodian economy, worth 351 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is 24,163 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School uniforms are compulsory, none has been named as Desmonwood's national religion, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Desmonwood's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Desmonwood is ranked 129,588th in the world and 1,321st in Ancient Lands for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.05 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Authoritarian: 2,770thLargest Populations: 6,812thTop
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Most Extreme: 7,798thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,354thMost Income Equality: 9,900th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 50th in the regionMost Devout: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 57th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 65th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 111th in the region

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