by Max Barry

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The United Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Sweeze 52

Population7.173 billion

AnimalHuman Oppressor

The United Kingdom of Sweeze 52 is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The hard-nosed population of 7.173 billion Sweeze 52ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 23.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Sweeze 52ian economy, worth 316 trillion Catnips a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 44,083 Catnips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Billions of Catnips are being poured into a space program, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, and drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps". Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sweeze 52's national animal is the Human Oppressor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sweeze 52 is ranked 200,207th in the world and 2nd in The Death Empire for Smartest Citizens, with 22.12 quips per hour.

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