by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,270th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4,498th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,579th
The Federation of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Plug the Squid
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Roving Republic

Population45 million

CurrencyPlug
AnimalSquid

The Federation of Roving Republic is a small, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 45 million Roving Republicians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.4%.

The powerhouse Roving Republician economy, worth 3.74 trillion Plugs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. Average income is 83,011 Plugs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 380,698 per year while the poor average 10,995, a ratio of 34.6 to 1.

Funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police, and psychiatrists that date patients are congratulated on their romantic conquests. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem. Roving Republic's national animal is the Squid, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Roving Republic is ranked 176,971st in the world and 9,933rd in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 8.97 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,270thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,498thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,579thHighest Crime Rates: 8,403rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,502ndMost Pro-Market: 11,401stFattest Citizens: 11,517thMost Armed: 11,651stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,032ndMost Rebellious Youth: 13,305thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,992ndLargest Insurance Industry: 15,004thMost Influential: 17,618thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,304th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 176th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 301st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 346th in the regionMost Armed: 429th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 457th in the regionFattest Citizens: 461st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 480th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 519th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 538th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 611th in the regionMost Avoided: 798th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 804th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 837th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 993rd in the region

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