by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,344thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,012thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,054th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Bucket Hats Are The Only Way!
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Population979 million


The Republic of BucketHat is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 979 million BucketHatians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 51.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped BucketHatian economy, worth 27.4 trillion hats 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, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Retail, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. 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 28,036 hats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests, surveillance cameras are banned, and foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that BucketHat will pay them to stop. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BucketHat's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

BucketHat is ranked 99,691st in the world and 26th in Entropy for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,387.09 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,344thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 15,012thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,054thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,127thHighest Drug Use: 20,884th
Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Spiff Co, Raxion, World Assembly Administered Territory, Sedseria, Kothica, and Queen of the Ruckus.