by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 11,947thMost Primitive: 14,738thMost Devout: 24,373rd
The Republic of
Iron Fist Socialists
Peace and Justice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.33 billion


The Republic of 1971 is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 4.33 billion 1971ians 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 large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 58.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant 1971ian economy, worth 85.6 trillion deniers 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 Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. 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 19,776 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The constant playing of Merry Birthday on 1971ian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity, birth rates have hit an all-time low, elections have been outlawed, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 1971's national animal is the eagle.

1971 is ranked 234,136th in the world and 10th in 314159265358979323846264338327950 for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 21,284 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 11,947thTop
Most Primitive: 14,738thMost Devout: 24,373rd
Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the region

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