by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 24,726th
The Rogue Nation of
Democratic Socialists
Piety and Piety and a hat
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Old Retail

Population40 million

CurrencySentenial
AnimalRaccoon

The Rogue Nation of Old Retail is a small, genial nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 40 million Old Retailians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 29.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The fragile Old Retailian economy, worth 830 billion Sentenials a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Cheese Exports, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 20,757 Sentenials, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world, organ donation is compulsory, gambling is outlawed, and feeling like a winner comes at a price. Crime is totally unknown. Old Retail's national animal is the Raccoon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Old Retail is ranked 290,052nd in the world and 84th in Lily for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 23,438 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
10%
Most Income Equality: 24,726th
Top
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Old Retail's influence in Lily rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Old Retail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Old Retail's influence in Lily rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Old Retail, feeling like a winner comes at a price.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Retail, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Retail, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Retail, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in Old Retail, cars are banned.
  • : Old Retail was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Old Retail's influence in Lily rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".

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