by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,616thMost Extreme: 3,129thMost Conservative: 3,831st
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Flee, Flee for your lives
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population577 million

AnimalBlack Widow

The Oppressed Peoples of Caine-35 is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 577 million Caine-35ians 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 large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 42.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Caine-35ian economy, worth 5.64 trillion Pesos 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, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 9,778 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Caine-35's national animal is the Black Widow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Caine-35 is ranked 221,130th in the world and 9th in The Homeland Defense League for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -8.37 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Authoritarian: 1,616thTop
Most Extreme: 3,129thMost Conservative: 3,831stMost Income Equality: 6,057thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,742nd
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the region

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