by Max Barry

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Highest Drug Use: 9,295th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,601st Most Stationary: 11,495th
The Far-Seeing Surveillance of
Democratic Socialists
To see all there is is to see nothing
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Basket Case
Political Freedom
Some

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The Ancient Observer

Population7.133 billion

CurrencyRum Cookie
AnimalTAO Penguin 20160402

The Far-Seeing Surveillance of The Ancient Observer is a colossal, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and suspicion of poets. The devout population of 7.133 billion Ancient Observers are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 31.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Demonstrably Observant economy, worth 85.5 trillion Rum Cookies a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery, Information Technology, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 11,991 Rum Cookies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Demonstrably Observant athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump, the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril, soldiers are equipped with multi-million Rum Cookie battlesuits, and it is a crime to operate a combine harvester while intoxicated. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ancient Observer's national animal is the TAO Penguin 20160402, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

The Ancient Observer is ranked 9,295th in the world and 2nd in Stargate Command for Highest Drug Use, scoring 111.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Drug Use: 9,295thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,601stMost Stationary: 11,495thMost Income Equality: 12,451stMost Devout: 14,254th

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