by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 782ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 996thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,014th
The People's Commune of
Democratic Socialists
Power to the People
WA Delegate / Jarl of Foreign Affairs / Elected Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.967 billion

CapitalTown's End
LeaderDenth Kasten

CurrencyPound Sterling

The People's Commune of Dawsinian is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Denth Kasten with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ban on automobiles, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 17.967 billion Dawsinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The tiny, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Town's End. The average income tax rate is 1.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Dawsinian economy, worth a remarkable 3,030 trillion Pound Sterlings 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 large, well-organized black market in Information Technology, Retail, Gambling, 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 an impressive 168,643 Pound Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

You're never too young to learn how to lie with confidence, ministers are now allowed to put suggestions in the governmental suggestion box, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, and funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Dawsinian's national animal is the Duck, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Dawsinian is ranked 8,427th in the world and 26th in Wintreath for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 434.57 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 782ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 996thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,014thHighest Crime Rates: 1,348thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,375thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,475thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,458thMost Influential: 3,559thMost Avoided: 3,566thLargest Black Market: 3,764thMost Cultured: 4,676thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,851stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,515thHighest Economic Output: 5,834thMost Secular: 5,899thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,920thRudest Citizens: 7,922ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,427thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,183rdMost Inclusive: 10,498thHighest Food Quality: 10,726thHighest Average Incomes: 11,831stSmartest Citizens: 13,010thTop
Largest Populations: 15,314thMost Income Equality: 20,655thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,325th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Income Equality: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 36th in the regionNudest: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the region

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