by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 4,551st
The Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Mission Accomplished
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population85 million


The Kingdom of Scagdo is a large, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic, devout population of 85 million Scagdoans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 51.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The basket case Scagdoan economy, worth 983 billion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 11,569 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scagdo's national animal is the porpoise, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Scagdo is ranked 55,483rd in the world and 2,527th in the Rejected Realms for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.63 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Income Equality: 4,551st
Most Income Equality: 172nd in the regionTop
Safest: 694th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 726th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 742nd in the region

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