by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 1,585thMost Extreme: 3,100thMost Conservative: 3,782nd
The Democratic States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Mostly Harmless
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population564 million


The Democratic States of Caine-9 is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 564 million Caine-9ians 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 Welfare. The average income tax rate is 41.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Caine-9ian economy, worth 5.56 trillion Golds 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 Tourism, Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 9,854 Golds, 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-9's national animal is the Python, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Caine-9 is ranked 62,674th in the world and 2nd in Oppression Union for Most Beautiful Environments, with 618.06 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Authoritarian: 1,585thTop
Most Extreme: 3,100thMost Conservative: 3,782ndMost Income Equality: 6,016thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,213thTop
Most Pacifist: 24,545th

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