by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,039th Most Influential: 6,771st Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,920th
The Protectorate of
New York Times Democracy
People are animals
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population705 million

CapitalThat One City


The Protectorate of Manstrata is a huge, safe nation, notable for its frequent executions and feral children. The democratic, devout population of 705 million Manstratans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of That One City. The average income tax rate is 32.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Manstratan economy, worth 19.6 trillion Men a year, is quite specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Retail, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 27,836 Men, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, and lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Manstrata's national animal is the Woman, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Manstrata is ranked 129,000th in the world and 5,313th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -6 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,039thMost Influential: 6,771stTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,920thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,771stMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,959th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 354th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 356th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 485th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 489th in the regionMost Devout: 510th in the region

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