by Max Barry

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Nudest: 603rdMost Income Equality: 11,369thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,916th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
We Have Nothing to Lose but our Floaties!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Struggling
Political Freedom
Good

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The Community Pool

Population104 million

CurrencyPool Noodle
AnimalLifeguard Monkey

The United Socialist States of The Community Pool is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The quiet, industrious population of 104 million Swimmers 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 Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Aquatic economy, worth 1.75 trillion Pool Noodles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 16,872 Pool Noodles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Community Pool City has become the number one destination for urban exploration in The Social Liberal Union, the number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, vegetables are crisper thanks to CRISPR, and the fishing lobby has stemmed the tide of environmental regulations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Community Pool's national animal is the Lifeguard Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Community Pool is ranked 221,590th in the world and 45th in The Social Liberal Union for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -7 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 603rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,369thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 19,916th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the region

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