by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 2,564thMost Pacifist: 12,305thNicest Citizens: 15,496th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
Let that raga drop
Praetor of Internal Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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That Crazy Casbah Sound

Population364 million

Currencyjet fighter

The United Socialist States of That Crazy Casbah Sound is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 364 million boogie men are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant crazy casbah economy, worth 8.10 trillion jet fighters 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 Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 22,241 jet fighters, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. That Crazy Casbah Sound's national animal is the armadillo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

That Crazy Casbah Sound is ranked 228,999th in the world and 27th in Inferno Stellaria for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -12 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 2,564thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,305thNicest Citizens: 15,496thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,223rdSafest: 17,481stMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,569thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,954thLowest Crime Rates: 20,497thMost Inclusive: 23,157th
Most Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the region

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