by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 2nd Most Conservative: 10th Most Income Equality: 11th
The BS Detector of
Psychotic Dictatorship
SURPRISE!
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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October Surprise

Population30.436 billion

Currencywhoa
Animalrabbit

The BS Detector of October Surprise is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 30.436 billion October Surpriseans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 55.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant October Surprisean economy, worth 85.0 trillion whoas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 2,791 whoas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. October Surprise's national animal is the rabbit.

October Surprise is ranked 161,005th in the world and 75th in United States for Most Developed, scoring 36.48 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 2ndMost Conservative: 10thMost Income Equality: 11thMost Extreme: 338thLargest Populations: 1,092ndTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,167thMost Influential: 5,426thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,164th
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Most Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the region

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