by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 445th Most Extreme: 1,681st Most Income Equality: 2,253rd
The Democratic Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
দুনিয়ার মজদুর এক হও!
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Population213 million


The Democratic Republic of Pahardesh is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 213 million Paharis 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, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Pahari economy, worth 2.10 trillion mudras 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 Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 9,848 mudras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, the secret service is working overtime to find anyone publishing unauthorized material about Leader, jaywalking will put an end to a family tree, and it is mandatory for actors to exit stage left. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pahardesh's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pahardesh is ranked 129,288th in the world and 18th in The Srivijayan Consortium for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Authoritarian: 445thMost Extreme: 1,681stTop
Most Income Equality: 2,253rdMost Conservative: 4,058thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 11,974thSafest: 14,729th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the region

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