by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,681st Most Extreme: 17,136th
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Socialists
The bosses do not work; neither shall they eat.
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Fellow Worker

Population4.13 billion


The Commonwealth of Fellow Worker is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 4.13 billion Fellow Workerians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 47.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Fellow Workerian economy, worth 39.7 trillion kronor 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, Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, and Information Technology. 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 9,612 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fellow Worker's national animal is the gyrfalcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Fellow Worker is ranked 171,040th in the world and 45th in The Federation of Anarchist Communes for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 3 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Income Equality: 3,681stTop
Most Extreme: 17,136th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the region

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