by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 10,267thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,433rd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Another round, then.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population155 million


The Republic of Jeriga is a very large, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 155 million Jerigans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Jerigan economy, worth 5.06 trillion dollars 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, Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Furniture Restoration. 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 32,652 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The might of the entire Jerigan Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, recognizing the Jerigan flag qualifies you for citizenship, and barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Jeriga City Natural History Museum. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jeriga's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Jeriga is ranked 65,570th in the world and 91st in The Western Isles for Most Inclusive, scoring 107.5 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Armed: 10,267thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,433rd
Most Authoritarian: 13th in the region

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