by Max Barry

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The Anime queen of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Peace and Justice
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Few

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Maksta

Population1.908 billion

Currencylira
Animalwolf

The Anime queen of Maksta is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.908 billion Makstans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 48.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Makstan economy, worth 50.5 trillion lire a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Cheese Exports, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 26,444 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voter turnout for the election of the Junior Assistant for Non-Digital Media Strategies has been unsurprisingly low, half the Makstan Army consists of Brasilistani contractors, new legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Leader", and parents ask their ten-year-olds for help with their government-mandated book reports. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maksta's national animal is the wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Maksta is ranked 133,813th in the world and 3,598th in Alliance of Supreme Powers for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -1 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Top
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Most Cultured: 62nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 176th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 210th in the regionTop
10%
Highest Average Tax Rates: 232nd in the regionMost Devout: 272nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 285th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 354th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 376th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 414th in the regionMost Patriotic: 421st in the regionSafest: 425th in the regionLargest Governments: 427th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, parents ask their ten-year-olds for help with their government-mandated book reports.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, new legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Leader".
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, half the Makstan Army consists of Brasilistani contractors.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, voter turnout for the election of the Junior Assistant for Non-Digital Media Strategies has been unsurprisingly low.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, parents who fail mandatory parenting classes risk having their children taken away.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-lira treacle machine.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Maksta, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.

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