by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 92nd Most Stationary: 386th Most Influential: 950th
The Watchmen of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Civil Rights
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Population33.182 billion

Currencypound of flesh

The Watchmen of Rorschach is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and public floggings. The compassionate population of 33.182 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 85.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Rorschachian economy, worth a remarkable 1,956 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 58,960 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 950th in the world and 4th in Texas for Most Influential, scoring 58,043 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Populations: 92ndMost Stationary: 386thMost Influential: 950thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,120thBest Weather: 2,401stLargest Welfare Programs: 2,423rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,800thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,644thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,963rdHighest Economic Output: 5,226thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,694thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,475thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,270thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,474thTop
Most Cultured: 10,608thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,004thSmartest Citizens: 12,246thSafest: 12,958thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,393rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,452ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,941stMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,284thNicest Citizens: 17,483rdLowest Crime Rates: 18,987th
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionSafest: 22nd in the region

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