by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 317thMost Devout: 634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 637th
The Hellscape of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Enter if you dare!
The Master
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Political Freedom

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Population4.872 billion

LeaderThe Master


The Hellscape of Knechting is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Master with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.872 billion Slaves 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality, Environment, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Versklavung. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.3%.

The Enslaved economy, worth 536 trillion Regrets a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms 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 an impressive 110,208 Regrets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 385,345 per year while the poor average 22,906, a ratio of 16.8 to 1.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, you gots to be part of the Party to get in to the party, and the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Knechting's national animal is the Minotaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Slavism.

Knechting is ranked 23,122nd in the world and 2nd in International Debating Area for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 16.82 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Primitive: 317thMost Devout: 634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 637thMost Ignorant Citizens: 692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,767thTop
Best Weather: 2,301stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,496thLargest Black Market: 2,530thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,705thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,925thMost Authoritarian: 4,102ndMost Conservative: 4,109thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,591stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,678thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,720thLowest Crime Rates: 8,929thTop
Largest Governments: 9,473rdMost Extreme: 10,624thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,058thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,103rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,692nd
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

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