by Max Barry

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The Jingoistic States of
Democratic Socialists
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Minister of Füny Things
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The Minister of Funy Things

Population567 million


The Jingoistic States of The Minister of Funy Things is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 567 million Minister of Funy Thingsians 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 Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 59.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Minister of Funy Thingsian economy, worth 14.3 trillion Fünis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is 25,266 Fünis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, a well-funded social safety net protects the unfortunate, and libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Minister of Funy Things's national animal is the Alexa, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Minister of Funy Things is ranked 147,832nd in the world and 74th in The Democratika for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 10,131.98 Standard Monetary Units.

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