by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 18,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,876thMost Primitive: 21,800th
The Mysterious Stranger of
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The Strange Man

Population1.421 billion

AnimalTop hat

The Mysterious Stranger of The Strange Man is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 1.421 billion Mysteries 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 Defense, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 54.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish a mystery economy, worth 47.4 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is 33,358 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course, the government is paving paradises to put up parking lots, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Strange Man's national animal is the Top hat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Strange Man is ranked 259,996th in the world and 20th in The Straw Hat Pirates for Most Stationary, with 0.45737470728 days.

Most Income Equality: 18,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,876thMost Primitive: 21,800th
Most Income Equality: 2nd in the region

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