by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,712thMost Secular: 5,963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,409th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
In His Majesty, King of Kangaroos, We Trust
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri

Population7.425 billion

CurrencyKangaroo Pound

The Kingdom of Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 7.425 billion Kangaroos of Eastern Missourians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 23.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Kangaroos of Eastern Missourian economy, worth 162 trillion Kangaroo Pounds 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 21,836 Kangaroo Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races, every citizen must submit to DNA testing to be eliminated from police inquiries, the death penalty has been reintroduced, and Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri has designated Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri City as its capital city. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri's national animal is the Kangaroo, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Kangaroos of Eastern Missouri is ranked 188,613th in the world and 1st in Eastern Missouri for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 34.83 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,712thMost Secular: 5,963rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,409thMost Income Equality: 22,105thMost Politically Free: 23,965th

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