by Max Barry

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The Democratic Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Manners are not your strong suit
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Lynx Seventeen

Population3.04 billion


The Democratic Republic of Lynx Seventeen is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions. The hard-working, cynical population of 3.04 billion Lynx Seventeenians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 14.9%.

The Lynx Seventeenian economy, worth 141 trillion bits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 46,509 bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Prison overcrowding is being addressed with a series of short sharp shocks, elections have been outlawed, preschoolers practice disarming active shooters before naptime, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Lynx Seventeen's national animal is the Lynx.

Lynx Seventeen is ranked 110,810th in the world and 157th in The Empire of Mare Nostrum for Most Cultured, scoring 64 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Average: 25th in the region

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