by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 854thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,333rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,077th
The Thingy of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population20.527 billion



The Thingy of Katyuscha is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.527 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 2,569 trillion Munzes 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 125,159 Munzes, 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 5,312th in the world and 238th in Osiris for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,575.05 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 854thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,333rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,077thLowest Crime Rates: 4,194thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,312thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,763rdHighest Economic Output: 6,194thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,894thLargest Governments: 7,066thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,227thLargest Populations: 7,425thSafest: 8,195thMost Patriotic: 8,975thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,739thHealthiest Citizens: 10,775thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,627thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,990thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,585thMost Developed: 13,954thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,366thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,837thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,260thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,994thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,566thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,733rdMost Rebellious Youth: 21,337thHighest Average Incomes: 21,628th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 35th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 115th in the regionLargest Populations: 182nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 193rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 213th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 238th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 239th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 300th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 317th in the regionLargest Governments: 319th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 322nd in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 389th in the regionSafest: 390th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 475th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 538th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 576th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 643rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 649th in the regionMost Developed: 654th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Katyuscha was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Katyuscha's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Katyuscha altered its national flag.
  • : Katyuscha was refounded in Osiris.


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