by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 484thMost Authoritarian: 10,673rdMost Conservative: 13,214th
The Incorporated States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Resting place of the Second Best Collection
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Second Best Card Archive

Population1.175 billion


The Incorporated States of Second Best Card Archive is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.175 billion Second Best Card Archiveans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 45.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Second Best Card Archivean economy, worth 30.7 trillion cards a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Cheese Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 26,095 cards, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Historical fiction has been banned, meat prices are soaring as the farming industry struggle under government-imposed restrictions, mechanics are often exhausted by their work, and concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Second Best Card Archive's national animal is the legendary, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Second Best Card Archive is ranked 10,673rd in the world and 6th in Second Best Card Farm for Most Authoritarian, with 4,049.38 milliStalins.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 484thTop
Most Authoritarian: 10,673rdTop
Most Conservative: 13,214thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,619th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 66th in the region

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