by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,663rd Most Influential: 9,969th Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,918th
The Rogue Nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Today we are free... Tomorrow we won t!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.175 billion



The Rogue Nation of Gazzus is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its pith helmet sales, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 1.175 billion Gazzusians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Giffen. The average income tax rate is 37.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gazzusian economy, worth 93.8 trillion Euros 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 Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 79,831 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign casinos have trouble paying fans who bet on the Giffen Owls' triumph against long odds, crocodile roadkill is smeared across the asphalt of the new Formula One track, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gazzus's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gazzus is ranked 109,670th in the world and 5,837th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 38.29 on the Hayek Index.

Most Secular: 2,663rdTop
Most Influential: 9,969thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,918thMost Authoritarian: 15,289thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,578thHighest Drug Use: 15,660th
Most Secular: 139th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 731st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 748th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 781st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 868th in the region

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