by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 2,146th Largest Black Market: 6,437th Highest Economic Output: 11,643rd
The Variable Attention Span of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Q102, you know it makes sense.
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Variable Attention Span of Schotze is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its national health service, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed population of 23.922 billion Schotzeans 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 44.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Schotzean economy, worth 906 trillion Rockies a year, is quite specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,890 Rockies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Eight year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas, the latest drugs are only legally available to private patients, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schotze's national animal is the Buffalo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Schotze is ranked 59,423rd in the world and 3rd in Q102 for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,555.35 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 2,146thLargest Black Market: 6,437thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,643rdMost Stationary: 11,815thHighest Drug Use: 15,606th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Schotze was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average and Most Stationary.
  • : Schotze updated the World Factbook entry in Q102.
  • : Schotze updated the World Factbook entry in Q102.
  • : Schotze's influence in Q102 rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Schotze's influence in Q102 fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Schotze's influence in Q102 rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Schotze was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Average, Highest Drug Use, and Highest Economic Output.
  • : Schotze proposed constructing embassies between Q102 and Europa.
  • : Schotze fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Primitive.
  • : Schotze was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 10%).


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