by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,647thMost Primitive: 6,603rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,411th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Capn Besmarestz

Population576 million


The Republic of Capn Besmarestz is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 576 million Besmarestzians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.7%.

The very strong Capn Besmarestzian economy, worth 43.3 trillion pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 75,194 pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 255,355 per year while the poor average 16,335, a ratio of 15.6 to 1.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, military spending recently hit a new high, and warning signs caution Besmarestzians where they may fall off 'the edge of the world'. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Capn Besmarestz's national animal is the bison.

Capn Besmarestz is ranked 8,411th in the world and 1st in The Strait of Magellan for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 123.61 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,647thMost Primitive: 6,603rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,411thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,924thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,723rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,740thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,319thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,543rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,112thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,614th

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