by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 66th Most Authoritarian: 1,981st Most Extreme: 5,812th
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Sou Salva

Population11.213 billion



The Queen's State of Sou Salva is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 11.213 billion Sou Salvans 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Sou Salvan economy, worth 52.0 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 4,634 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bicyclists are banned from major roads, the government is cracking down on subversive groups, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, and none has been named as Sou Salva's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sou Salva's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Sou Salva is ranked 126,134th in the world and 8th in The Democratic States of the Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.83 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 66thTop
Most Authoritarian: 1,981stMost Extreme: 5,812thTop
Largest Populations: 12,476thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,795thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,721st

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