by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 248thMost Income Equality: 755thMost Conservative: 1,089th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Literally Nineteen Eighty Four

Population379 million

CurrencyINGSOC credit
Animalsecurity camera

The Oppressed Peoples of Literally Nineteen Eighty Four is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 379 million Proles 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 76.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Literally Nineteen Eighty Fourian economy, worth 4.01 trillion INGSOC credits 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. 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 10,583 INGSOC credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voodoo economists believe that feeding criminals to volcanoes will bring untold riches to Literally Nineteen Eighty Four, criminals are thrown to the security cameras to repay their debt to society, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Literally Nineteen Eighty Four's national animal is the security camera, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Literally Nineteen Eighty Four is ranked 235,149th in the world and 17,502nd in Chicken overlords for Least Corrupt Governments, with 81.52 percentage of bribes refused.

Most Authoritarian: 248thMost Income Equality: 755thMost Conservative: 1,089thMost Extreme: 1,112thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 16,964thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,567thMost Ignorant Citizens: 21,369thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,298thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,760th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 36th in the regionMost Patriotic: 98th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 99th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 160th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 220th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 249th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 345th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 362nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 375th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 833rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 914th in the regionMost Pacifist: 1,003rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1,402nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,469th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,507th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,514th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,515th in the region

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