by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 2,722ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,355thMost Devout: 19,706th
The Republic of
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Population788 million


The Republic of EmojiTheft is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 788 million EmojiTheftians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant EmojiTheftian economy, worth 6.66 trillion Emojis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 8,449 Emojis, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all, kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers, urban parents tell their children that the family car went to a farm upstate, and EmojiTheft recently decided against having a capital city. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. EmojiTheft's national animal is the BIGCAT, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

EmojiTheft is ranked 155,973rd in the world and 95th in Refugia for Most Armed, with 0.28 Weapons Per Person.

Most Income Equality: 2,722ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,355thTop
Most Devout: 19,706th
Most Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Politically Free: 18th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the region

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