by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 7,377thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,650thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,866th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Oh that this should be happening to us!
Eminence Grise
Lower Slobbovia
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Lower Slobbovia

Population708 million


CurrencyPlastic Rasbucknik
AnimalRussian Bear

The Oppressed Peoples of Lower Slobbovia is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 708 million Lower Slobbovians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Slivovitz. The average income tax rate is 79.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Lower Slobbovian economy, worth 57.9 trillion Plastic Rasbuckniks 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 Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 81,764 Plastic Rasbuckniks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, wanting a better life for your child is prohibited by a clause in the criminal code, and tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Lower Slobbovia Blood Tithe. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Lower Slobbovia's national animal is the Russian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Lower Slobbovia is ranked 197,062nd in the world and 10th in The Embassy for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -5.48 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Authoritarian: 7,377thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,650thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,866thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,280thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 13,001stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,364thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,957thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,431stHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,588thMost Income Equality: 17,780thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,781stMost Conservative: 18,503rdLargest Welfare Programs: 19,310thLargest Governments: 20,213thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,189thSafest: 22,356thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,644thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,599th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Catherine Louise Marie Ernestine Freneau and A Goblinoid Merchant.

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