by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 9,395thMost Income Equality: 15,062ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,803rd
The Dominion of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Majd Athas Islas!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Isles Union

Population80 million


The Dominion of Isles Union is a large, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 80 million Islanders 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 56.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Isles Unionian economy, worth 1.66 trillion Alaskas 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 Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 20,751 Alaskas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', legislators toe the party line lest the Sergeant-at-Arms decide to conduct "truncheon practice" on the backbench, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, and Leader has taken to wearing medal-adorned military uniform in all public appearances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Isles Union's national animal is the None, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Isles Union is ranked 162,640th in the world and 13th in Liga de Lukaz for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 50 Whatever.

Most Authoritarian: 9,395thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,062ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,803rd
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the region

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