by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 8,793rd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Socialists
Unity, Discipline, Work
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Le blaireau

Population2.364 billion


The Empire of Le blaireau is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 2.364 billion Le blaireauans are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Le blaireauan economy, worth 28.7 trillion florins 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 black market in Woodchip Exports, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. 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 12,139 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Le blaireau's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Le blaireau is ranked 200,662nd in the world and 7th in The Kingdom of Woven Stars for Highest Poor Incomes, with 11,656.79 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 8,793rd

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