by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 504th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,722nd Lowest Crime Rates: 3,268th
The Thingy of
Father Knows Best State
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Political Freedom

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The Thingy of Katyuscha is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.216 billion Katyuschans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cityville. The average income tax rate is 94.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Katyuschan economy, worth a remarkable 1,530 trillion Munzzes a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 125,266 Munzzes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The Beasty is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Katyuscha Blood Tithe, a recent law has banned homes from having any more than one wheel, and Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Katyuscha's national animal is the Beasty, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Whatever.

Katyuscha is ranked 86,492nd in the world and 10th in Kotturheim for Highest Drug Use, scoring 63.6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 504thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,722ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,268thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,692ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,809thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,820thHighest Economic Output: 6,145thLargest Governments: 6,162ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,338thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,696thSafest: 7,527thMost Influential: 7,610thTop
Largest Populations: 9,127thHealthiest Citizens: 9,395thMost Stationary: 9,601stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,045thMost Developed: 11,866thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,582ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,879thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,099thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,188thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,672ndMost Advanced Public Education: 17,039thMost Efficient Economies: 17,856th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Kotturheim fell from "Ambassador" to "Diplomat".
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.


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