by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,067thHighest Drug Use: 25,222ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,568th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Lots of Fire
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
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Firepower 18

Population1.026 billion

AnimalFire Horse

The Republic of Firepower 18 is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.026 billion Firepower 18ians 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 medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 30.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Firepower 18ian economy, worth 29.6 trillion Fires 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, fairly diversified black market in Cheese Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. 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 28,802 Fires, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Firepower 18's national animal is the Fire Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Firepower 18 is ranked 224,210th in the world and 4th in CORE Directorate for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -4.69 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,067thTop
Highest Drug Use: 25,222ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,568th

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