by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 9,726thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,916thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,431st
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Population583 million


The Federation of HorseAndCart is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 583 million HorseAndCartians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, with Education, Healthcare, and International Aid also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 55.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant HorseAndCartian economy, worth 9.55 trillion lire 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 Tourism, Cheese Exports, Woodchip Exports, and Pizza Delivery. 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 16,380 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Inter-species marriages are ignored by the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HorseAndCart's national animal is the turtle.

HorseAndCart is ranked 197,803rd in the world and 157th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Highest Economic Output, with 9.55 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 9,726thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 14,916thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,431stMost Extreme: 19,847thHighest Drug Use: 20,950thMost Politically Free: 22,843rd
Most Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 16th in the region

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