by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 4,051st Most Authoritarian: 7,013th Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,911th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population368 million


The Theocracy of Thirteenth-State is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 368 million THIRTEENTH-STATEIANS 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 Education. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant THIRTEENTH-STATEIAN economy, worth 3.23 trillion marks 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 Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 8,765 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, organ donation is compulsory, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, and some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thirteenth-State's national animal is the falcon.

Thirteenth-State is ranked 83,854th in the world and 3,175th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 666.18 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Income Equality: 4,051stMost Authoritarian: 7,013thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 14,911th
Most Income Equality: 96th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 221st in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 419th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 509th in the regionMost Conservative: 516th in the region

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