by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 6,909th
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Princess Alice

Population178 million


The Principality of Princess Alice is a very large, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 178 million Princesses are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 66.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Princess economy, worth 1.92 trillion crowns 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, fairly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 10,788 crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national security service are a bunch of crooks, politicians are often referred to as thesauruses behind their backs, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, and polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Princess Alice's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Princess Alice is ranked 267,784th in the world and 11th in nugut for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 11,087 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 6,909th
Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the region

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