by Max Barry

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Safest: 451stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rdLowest Crime Rates: 778th
The Dictatorship of
Democratic Socialists
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Population11.326 billion

CapitalSection 8


The Dictatorship of Majuria is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Farouk with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 11.326 billion Majurians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Section 8. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Majurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,994 trillion Taris a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 176,061 Taris, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A bureaucratic fight over MIA cafeteria food expenditures has caused the temporary suspension of all agency counterintelligence operations, children have nightmares about the eerie red glow and constant whirring of newly-installed machines, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Farouk is a silly poophead. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Majuria's national animal is the Beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Majuria is ranked 7,028th in the world and 135th in the West Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 474.97 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Safest: 451stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rdLowest Crime Rates: 778thMost Advanced Public Education: 780thMost Pacifist: 872ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 895thMost Developed: 938thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,015thBest Weather: 1,017thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,041stLargest Welfare Programs: 1,072ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,239thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,280thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,291stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,322ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,349thMost Inclusive: 1,519thNicest Citizens: 1,540thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,713thLargest Governments: 1,850thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,924thHighest Food Quality: 2,117thSmartest Citizens: 2,406thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,678thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,038thMost Influential: 4,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,835thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,028thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,094thMost Cultured: 7,374thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,114thMost Efficient Economies: 8,167thHighest Economic Output: 10,072ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,155thHighest Average Incomes: 10,906thMost Stationary: 11,605thMost Devout: 14,308thTop
Most Income Equality: 28,277th
Safest: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 35th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 81st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 101st in the regionMost Influential: 112th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 115th in the regionMost Cultured: 129th in the regionMost Stationary: 130th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 134th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 135th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 144th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 144th in the regionMost Devout: 167th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 172nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 201st in the regionLargest Populations: 232nd in the region

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