by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 16,723rd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Equality for all
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Squidland 2

Population45 million

CurrencyBuck
AnimalDog

The Republic of Squidland 2 is a small, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 45 million Squidland 2ians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The fragile Squidland 2ian economy, worth 883 billion Bucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Retail, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 19,628 Bucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, a government program is underway to revitalize Squidland 2's beaches, and the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Squidland 2's national animal is the Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Squidland 2 is ranked 29,602nd in the world and 32nd in Refugia for Most Primitive, scoring 65.19 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Income Equality: 16,723rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Squidland 2's influence in Refugia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Squidland 2's influence in Refugia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Squidland 2's influence in Refugia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Squidland 2's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Squidland 2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Squidland 2 relocated from Atlanticana to Refugia.
  • : Squidland 2 relocated from The South Pacific to Atlanticana.
  • : Following new legislation in Squidland 2, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.
  • : Following new legislation in Squidland 2, a government program is underway to revitalize Squidland 2's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Squidland 2, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.

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