by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 12,372ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,806thMost Politically Free: 23,014th
The Rogue Nation of
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As we sail, you will want to stay. . .
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The Cruise Ship

Population656 million

CurrencyBoat Credits
AnimalCaptive Person

The Rogue Nation of The Cruise Ship is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 656 million Cruise Shipians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Cruise Shipian economy, worth 11.3 trillion Boat Credits 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 Book Publishing, Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. 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 17,253 Boat Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending recently hit a new high, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Cruise Shipians, and several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cruise Ship's national animal is the Captive Person, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Cruise Ship is ranked 188,456th in the world and 7,880th in Osiris for Most Valuable International Artwork, with zero Bank.

Most Income Equality: 12,372ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,806thMost Politically Free: 23,014th
Most Income Equality: 252nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 443rd in the region

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