by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 157thLargest Mining Sector: 204thHighest Poor Incomes: 368th
The United Fascist States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We cannot fail, if nobody does anything stupid.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population22.342 billion

CapitalCathair Na Am
LeaderHis Imperious Condescension


The United Fascist States of OldAmerica is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Imperious Condescension with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, flagrant waste-dumping, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 22.342 billion OldAmericans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cathair Na Am. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient OldAmerican economy, worth a remarkable 9,087 trillion Blacknotes 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. 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 an amazing 406,739 Blacknotes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, government programs are less "written" and more "plagiarised", nations that kill an OldAmerican can expect a strongly worded letter, and kindergartners love the free balloons that their schools give them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. OldAmerica's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

OldAmerica is ranked 5,865th in the world and 327th in Osiris for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 522,282 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Black Market: 157thLargest Mining Sector: 204thHighest Poor Incomes: 368thMost Corrupt Governments: 558thLargest Information Technology Sector: 579thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 610thHighest Economic Output: 627thHighest Average Incomes: 747thLargest Gambling Industry: 758thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 830thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 962ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,329thLowest Crime Rates: 1,359thMost Devout: 1,557thMost Patriotic: 1,566thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,411thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,772ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,801stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,036thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,055thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,418thMost Efficient Economies: 3,434thRudest Citizens: 3,816thLargest Governments: 3,975thMost Cultured: 3,988thLargest Retail Industry: 4,347thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,762ndMost Developed: 4,992ndMost Stationary: 5,012thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,211thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,348thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,865thLargest Populations: 6,037thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,372ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,454thSmartest Citizens: 6,498thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,124thMost Influential: 7,248thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 11,696thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,757thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,410thHighest Food Quality: 15,527thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,725thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,781st
Largest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 35th in the regionMost Patriotic: 38th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 51st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionMost Stationary: 61st in the regionTop
Most Devout: 76th in the regionMost Influential: 97th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 123rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 131st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 136th in the regionLargest Populations: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 157th in the regionRudest Citizens: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 170th in the regionLargest Governments: 178th in the regionMost Cultured: 191st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 194th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Developed: 229th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 261st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 292nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 304th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 327th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 349th in the regionTop
Most Average: 419th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 644th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 722nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 732nd in the region

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