by Max Barry

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Most Corrupt Governments: 122nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 141st Most Avoided: 159th
The Provisional Workers Republic of
Corporate Police State
Workers of the Baltic, Unite!
Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population7.38 billion

LeaderRevolutionary Committee
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyLabor Voucher

The Provisional Workers Republic of Flecatya is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Revolutionary Committee with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, strictly enforced bedtime, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.38 billion Flecatyans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riga. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Flecatyan economy, worth a remarkable 2,780 trillion Labor Vouchers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 376,786 Labor Vouchers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,555,987 per year while the poor average 59,985, a ratio of 25.9 to 1.

Political activists are routinely executed, hunters often become the hunted, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, and pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Flecatya's national animal is the Hammer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Flecatya is ranked 160,511th in the world and 50th in Pax Britannia for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 33.3 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Corrupt Governments: 122ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 141stMost Avoided: 159thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 223rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 268thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 281stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 288thLargest Mining Sector: 292ndLargest Retail Industry: 306thMost Devout: 351stHighest Disposable Incomes: 375thFattest Citizens: 387thLargest Insurance Industry: 399thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 513thHighest Average Incomes: 670thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,091stRudest Citizens: 1,153rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,268thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,379thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,416thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,647thLargest Black Market: 2,123rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,298thLargest Governments: 3,211thHighest Economic Output: 3,517thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,008thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,358thLowest Crime Rates: 4,745thMost Efficient Economies: 5,131stMost Conservative: 6,573rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,372ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,786thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 11,481stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,527thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,540thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15,070th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Flecatya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, hunters often become the hunted.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, political activists are routinely executed.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, smog in Riga is so bad that fresh air bottles are sold by street vendors.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, builders spend more time negotiating "tasteful architecture" than on actual construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Flecatya, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost.
  • : Flecatya lodged a message on the Pax Britannia Regional Message Board.
  • : Flecatya altered its national flag.


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