by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 174thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,322ndMost Authoritarian: 3,915th
The Iron Fist Oceanic Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Freedom is Slavery
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population677 million


Animalmantis shrimp

The Iron Fist Oceanic Republic of Comfed is a huge, safe nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 677 million Comfedians 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, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Okatarin. The average income tax rate is 87.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Comfedian economy, worth 46.0 trillion wandas 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, 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 67,887 wandas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Comfedian Colonial Thesaurus, and politicians take citizens for idiots. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Comfed's national animal is the mantis shrimp, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Comfed is ranked 75,981st in the world and 3,334th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -22.58 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 174thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,322ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 3,915thMost Influential: 4,111thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,874thMost Secular: 5,387thMost Conservative: 6,169thBest Weather: 8,966thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,480thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,561stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,802ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,947thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,368thHealthiest Citizens: 11,267thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,863rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,875thMost Extreme: 15,053rdLargest Governments: 15,426thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,523rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,874thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,728thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,610th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 135th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 162nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 177th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 179th in the regionMost Extreme: 242nd in the regionMost Secular: 303rd in the regionMost Conservative: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 357th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 434th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 451st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 496th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 519th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 609th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 691st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 700th in the regionLargest Governments: 759th in the regionLargest Black Market: 792nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 809th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 816th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 858th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 907th in the region

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