by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,387thMost Authoritarian: 10,943rd
The Queendom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Embrace The Holy Mother
Civil Rights
Basket Case
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Golden Motherland

Population281 million


The Queendom of Golden Motherland is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 281 million Golden Motherlandians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Golden Motherlandian economy, worth 2.27 trillion diamonds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 8,080 diamonds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Golden Motherland City spends billions upgrading public transport, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, and it's a long jump to get onto the housing ladder. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Golden Motherland's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Golden Motherland is ranked 137,497th in the world and 63rd in Stargate for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 63.07 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Income Equality: 3,387thMost Authoritarian: 10,943rd
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Patriotic: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the region

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