by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 4,255th Most Conservative: 7,245th Most Ignorant Citizens: 7,498th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Putting The C in Seastar
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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John C Star

Population12 million


The Empire of John C Star is a tiny, safe nation, renowned for its restrictive gun laws and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 12 million John C Starians 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 medium-sized, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 35.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The fragile John C Starian economy, worth 267 billion Shells a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 22,326 Shells, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, organ donation is compulsory, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. John C Star's national animal is the Starfish .

John C Star is ranked 148,857th in the world and 1,132nd in Chicken overlords for Highest Economic Output, with 268 billion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Authoritarian: 4,255thMost Conservative: 7,245thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,498thTop
Most Extreme: 11,171stMost Income Equality: 13,351st
Most Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 49th in the regionMost Devout: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 101st in the regionMost Income Equality: 108th in the region

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