by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 3,720thMost Authoritarian: 5,168thMost Conservative: 6,811th
The Flames of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Try and fly fools
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population9.968 billion

CurrencyDwarven Skulls

The Flames of TheBalrogsWhip is a colossal, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 9.968 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 large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 50.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant TheBalrogsWhipian economy, worth 91.6 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 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 9,191 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

TheBalrogsWhip is ranked 120,385th in the world and 74th in Middle Earth for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 515.35 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 3,720thMost Authoritarian: 5,168thMost Conservative: 6,811thMost Stationary: 10,451stTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,917thMost Extreme: 19,835th
Most Income Equality: 5th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the region

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