by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 2,955th Most Extreme: 7,927th Most Income Equality: 8,821st
The Community of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population241 million

Currencyinfinity stone

The Community of Thanopolis is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 241 million Thanopolisians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Thanopolisian economy, worth 4.06 trillion infinity stones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Retail. Average income is 16,834 infinity stones, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and foreign leaders who don't applaud Leader's speeches are regarded as enemies of Thanopolis. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thanopolis's national animal is the alien, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Thanopolis is ranked 138,280th in the world and 16th in Norden for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.18 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Authoritarian: 2,955thMost Extreme: 7,927thTop
Most Income Equality: 8,821stMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,417thMost Conservative: 14,254thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,684th
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the region

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