by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,679th Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,563rd Nicest Citizens: 11,248th
The Rogue Nation of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Don't Call It A Comeback
Minister of Culture
Civil Rights
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The Notorious Mad Jack

Population585 million


The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 585 million Notorious Mad Jackians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 63.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Notorious Mad Jackian economy, worth 38.3 trillion kronor a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 65,506 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, re-education centers are being added to most prisons, the decommissioned tank divisions of other nations are being bought up en masse by The Notorious Mad Jack, and untold millions of kronor are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Notorious Mad Jack's national animal is the cobra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Notorious Mad Jack is ranked 39,147th in the world and 1,961st in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 127.09 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 1,679thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,563rdNicest Citizens: 11,248thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,015thMost Inclusive: 12,235thMost Pacifist: 13,739thSafest: 13,867thBest Weather: 14,127thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,641st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 498th in the regionNicest Citizens: 619th in the regionMost Influential: 647th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 670th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 705th in the regionMost Inclusive: 729th in the regionMost Pacifist: 735th in the regionSafest: 757th in the regionBest Weather: 781st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 868th in the region

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