by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 11,950thLargest Populations: 15,063rd
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Parkland Valley

Population14.599 billion


The Queen's State of Parkland Valley is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 14.599 billion Parkland Vallians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 58.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Parkland Valleyian economy, worth 339 trillion betales 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 Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Pizza Delivery, 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 23,230 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gambling is outlawed, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parkland Valley's national animal is the deer.

Parkland Valley is ranked 139,281st in the world and 6th in Praia for Most Secular, with 17.01 Atheism Rate.

Most Income Equality: 11,950thLargest Populations: 15,063rd

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