by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 7,756thMost Authoritarian: 9,262ndMost Conservative: 10,187th
The Flames of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Try and fly fools
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population16.002 billion

CurrencyDwarven Skulls

The Flames of TheBalrogsWhip is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 16.002 billion TheBalrogsWhipians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 55.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish TheBalrogsWhipian economy, worth 293 trillion Dwarven Skulls 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 Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 18,360 Dwarven Skulls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, political activists are routinely executed, the government's religious works are headed by a New Age guru, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TheBalrogsWhip's national animal is the Goblins, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

TheBalrogsWhip is ranked 163,592nd in the world and 65th in Middle Earth for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 315.28 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

Most Stationary: 7,756thMost Authoritarian: 9,262ndMost Conservative: 10,187thMost Income Equality: 12,505thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 16,863rdLargest Populations: 24,162ndMost Influential: 27,612th
Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the region

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