by Max Barry

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,224thMost Pro-Market: 12,612thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,567th
The Most Serene Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Time to go bananaz!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Monkey Island

Population2.046 billion


The Most Serene Republic of Monkey Island is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.046 billion Monkeys are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The strong Monkey economy, worth 116 trillion bananas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Trout Farming, and Gambling. Average income is 56,763 bananas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 331,369 per year while the poor average 4,574, a ratio of 72.4 to 1.

Military spending recently hit a new high, organ donation is compulsory, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, and the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Monkey Island's national animal is the chimpanzee.

Monkey Island is ranked 99,638th in the world and 3rd in Monkey Island for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,224thTop
Most Pro-Market: 12,612thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,567thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,574thHighest Crime Rates: 20,407th

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