by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,119thMost Devout: 19,268thMost Income Equality: 21,332nd
The Colony of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Findimus caelum
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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197sqn

Population466 million

Currencypeso
AnimalEagle

The Colony of 197sqn is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical, devout population of 466 million 197sqnians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 54.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient 197sqnian economy, worth 22.5 trillion pesos 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Retail, and Trout Farming. Average income is 48,247 pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, traditional vegetarians are fuming over the introduction of vat-grown meat to the menu, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?", and 197sqn recently decided against having a capital city. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 197sqn's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

197sqn is ranked 37,523rd in the world and 1,223rd in The East Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 761.07 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,119thMost Devout: 19,268thMost Income Equality: 21,332ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,612th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 620th in the regionMost Devout: 628th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 836th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 197sqn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : 197sqn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, 197sqn recently decided against having a capital city.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?".
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, traditional vegetarians are fuming over the introduction of vat-grown meat to the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, all guns must be registered.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, the nation's government buildings are remarkable for being ugly concrete boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in 197sqn, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.

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