by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,592ndMost Influential: 4,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,460th
The Dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Restance is Futile.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.061 billion


The Dictatorship of BoxcarJim is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 8.061 billion BoxcarJimians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient BoxcarJimian economy, worth 742 trillion bills 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, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 92,140 bills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods, residents of ageing concrete tower blocks have vital renovation work stopped by Brutalism enthusiasts, the nation is automatically assumed to be the source of all unmarked weapons, and people who make the leader's blood boil get boiled. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BoxcarJim's national animal is the phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

BoxcarJim is ranked 13,695th in the world and 298th in the West Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,350.19 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,592ndMost Influential: 4,069thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,460thLargest Black Market: 9,008thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,104thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,608thBest Weather: 11,706thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,364thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,695thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,712thMost Secular: 16,605thMost Developed: 17,435thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,533rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,794thLowest Crime Rates: 20,369thMost Stationary: 22,189thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,902ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,513thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24,008th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 83rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 121st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 129th in the regionMost Influential: 131st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 177th in the regionBest Weather: 272nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 279th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 298th in the regionLargest Populations: 304th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 311th in the regionMost Stationary: 313th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 320th in the regionMost Secular: 357th in the regionMost Developed: 365th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 374th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 396th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 424th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 434th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 440th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 505th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 526th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 544th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 553rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 560th in the region

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