by Max Barry

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Nudest: 1,078thMost Income Equality: 12,160thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,524th
The Tranquil Ship of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
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The Cruise Ship

Population929 million

CurrencyBoat Credits
AnimalCaptive Person

The Tranquil Ship of The Cruise Ship is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 929 million Cruise Shipians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 61.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Cruise Shipian economy, worth 15.4 trillion Boat Credits 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 Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, Information Technology, and Tourism. 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 16,626 Boat Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, they say that Cruise Shipians made a dessert and called it peace, public nudity is compulsory, and only Leader's friends count in the eyes of the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cruise Ship's national animal is the Captive Person, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Cruise Ship is ranked 173,557th in the world and 75th in The Vincence Empire for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -1.41 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Nudest: 1,078thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,160thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 19,524thMost Politically Free: 22,962nd
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 5th in the region

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