by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 539th Most Authoritarian: 939th Most Extreme: 1,664th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Bawwww!
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Inferior Subspecies

Population10 million

Currencyguano lump
Animalthreadworm

The Oppressed Peoples of Inferior Subspecies is a tiny, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10 million Inferior Subspeciesians 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 large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Inferior Subspeciesian economy, worth 165 billion guano lumps 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, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. 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 16,545 guano lumps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Harry Potter books are banned, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, and gambling is outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Inferior Subspecies's national animal is the threadworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Inferior Subspecies is ranked 129,582nd in the world and 1st in Hellhole Countries for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -2.99 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Conservative: 539thMost Authoritarian: 939thMost Extreme: 1,664thTop
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Most Income Equality: 5,622ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,608th

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