by Max Barry

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,638thMost Primitive: 11,154thMost Pro-Market: 12,156th
The Unexplored Jungles of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Sneaky stuff around the bush
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Goblin Island

Population1.389 billion

AnimalCreeping Shrub

The Unexplored Jungles of Goblin Island is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.389 billion Goblin Islandians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Spirituality, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The strong Goblin Islandian economy, worth 78.7 trillion Bounties a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 56,667 Bounties, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 365,224 per year while the poor average 3,552, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Goblin Island's national animal is the Creeping Shrub.

Goblin Island is ranked 14,061st in the world and 5th in South Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 102.81 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,638thMost Primitive: 11,154thTop
Most Pro-Market: 12,156thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,695thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,061stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,622ndHighest Crime Rates: 19,065thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,474thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,279th
Most Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 9th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the region

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