by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,917thMost Authoritarian: 4,316thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,360th
The Colony of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Peace and Justice
Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Symovitz

Population7.313 billion

Currencybitcoin
Animalhorse

The Colony of Symovitz is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The cynical population of 7.313 billion Symovitzians 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 large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 51.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Symovitzian economy, worth 65.4 trillion bitcoins 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 Pizza Delivery, Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 8,937 bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Symovitz's national animal is the horse.

Symovitz is ranked 201,727th in the world and 4th in CPCPIlandia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -8 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Income Equality: 3,917thMost Authoritarian: 4,316thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 11,360thMost Conservative: 17,525thMost Extreme: 18,030th

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