by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 90th Most Stationary: 389th Most Influential: 906th
The Watchmen of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Who watches the Watchmen?
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population32.838 billion

Currencypound of flesh

The Watchmen of Rorschach is a gargantuan, safe nation, notable for its unlimited-speed roads, zero percent divorce rate, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 32.838 billion Rorschachians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 85.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Rorschachian economy, worth a remarkable 1,927 trillion pounds of flesh a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is 58,692 pounds of flesh, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed, and toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rorschach's national animal is the buzzard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Rorschach is ranked 12,013th in the world and 22nd in Texas for Safest, scoring 117.08 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Populations: 90thMost Stationary: 389thMost Influential: 906thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,094thBest Weather: 2,388thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,480thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,851stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,593rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,884thHighest Economic Output: 5,186thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,723rdTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,117thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,715thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,970thMost Cultured: 11,071stSafest: 12,013thSmartest Citizens: 12,055thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,333rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,635thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,084thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,783rdNicest Citizens: 17,006th
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the region

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