by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 8,243rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,737th
The Sea Shrine of
Left-wing Utopia
Attempts to enslave may result in severe burns
Influence
Contender
Here Be Dragons
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Serpents

Population9.371 billion

CurrencyPearl of Wisdom
AnimalDragon

The Sea Shrine of Serpents is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 9.371 billion Dragons are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Dragon economy, worth 146 trillion Pearls of Wisdom 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 led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 15,603 Pearls of Wisdom, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Serpents's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Serpents is ranked 198,679th in the world and 7th in Taiwan for Most Pro-Market, scoring -95 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Most Income Equality: 8,243rdTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 13,737th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Serpents was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Serpents was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Serpents's influence in Taiwan fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".

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