by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 9,610th
The Most Serene Republic of
Tyranny by Majority
Unbreakable Fortress of Workers and Soldiers
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23 million


The Most Serene Republic of Lapathiya is a small, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its triple-decker prams, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 23 million Lapathiyans enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 62.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The fragile Lapathiyan economy, worth 497 billion Rubols a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 21,612 Rubols, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, and blind dates tend to result in bruised shins. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lapathiya's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Lapathiya is ranked 132,713th in the world and 7,169th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 850.99 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 9,610th
Most Income Equality: 570th in the region

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