by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 8,086th
The Council Communistic Islands of
Left-wing Utopia
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The Pinelands

Population2.5 billion

CapitalVuoražas Hámman


The Council Communistic Islands of The Pinelands is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.5 billion Pinelanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vuoražas Hámman. The average income tax rate is 66.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Pinelander economy, worth 30.6 trillion Ruhtas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Cheese Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 12,245 Ruhtas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Satellite images show safe electoral constituencies in complete darkness, the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Pinelands's national animal is the Reindeer.

The Pinelands is ranked 165,611th in the world and 15th in The Strategic and Economic Alliance for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 720.56 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 8,086th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the region

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