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Most Politically Free: 7,048th Most Income Equality: 8,439th Most Rebellious Youth: 12,972nd
The Way of
Left-wing Utopia
Neither money nor fame
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Seven Samurai

Population10.577 billion

Capitalthe Village of Farmers
LeaderKambei Shimada

Currencysmall meal

The Way of Seven Samurai is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Kambei Shimada with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.577 billion wandering warriors 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the Village of Farmers. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish wandering warrior economy, worth 326 trillion small meals 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 Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 30,852 small meals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids who move from attending a public school in the the city to the country often struggle in goat milking class, the government is forced to pander to the will of every fruitcake politician, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and the nation's Medal of Honour can be found as a free toy in breakfast cereal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Seven Samurai's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Seven Samurai is ranked 129,422nd in the world and 3rd in Genesis Defense Project for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -3.41 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Politically Free: 7,048thTop
Most Income Equality: 8,439thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,972ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,262ndMost Secular: 15,302ndMost Extreme: 15,989th

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