by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 135thMost Authoritarian: 2,069thMost Conservative: 9,661st
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Naprej, zastava slave!
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population19.321 billion


The People's Republic of Drava is a gargantuan, orderly nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 19.321 billion Dravans 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Dravan economy, worth 156 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, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 8,114 rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gambling is outlawed, political activists are routinely executed, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, and the government is seen to favor Catholics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Drava's national animal is the bear, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Drava is ranked 211,476th in the world and 11,310th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.34 crimes per hour.

Most Income Equality: 135thMost Authoritarian: 2,069thTop
Most Conservative: 9,661stLargest Populations: 11,564thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 18,934thMost Extreme: 19,500thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,237th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 109th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 153rd in the regionLargest Populations: 170th in the regionMost Conservative: 616th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 860th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 940th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 948th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,042nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1,279th in the region

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