by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,629thMost Extreme: 3,142ndMost Conservative: 3,799th
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Psychotic Dictatorship
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Population575 million


The Dictatorship of Caine-48 is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 575 million Caine-48ians 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 47.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Caine-48ian economy, worth 5.20 trillion Platinums 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 Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. 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 9,047 Platinums, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Caine-48's national animal is the Giraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Caine-48 is ranked 84,952nd in the world and 2nd in Dice That Vampires Like for Best Weather, with 106 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Authoritarian: 1,629thTop
Most Extreme: 3,142ndMost Conservative: 3,799thMost Income Equality: 6,070thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,457th

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