by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,013thMost Income Equality: 21,082nd
The Insane Robot of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Aaaaand OPEN!
Influence
Powerbroker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Claptrap-

Population7.224 billion

CurrencySecret Stash
AnimalVault Hunter

The Insane Robot of Claptrap- is a colossal, orderly nation, renowned for its public floggings, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 7.224 billion Claptrap-ians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Claptrap-ian economy, worth 164 trillion Secret Stashes 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 Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 22,758 Secret Stashes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elections have been outlawed and thieves are flogged in public for their crimes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Claptrap-'s national animal is the Vault Hunter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Claptrap- is ranked 83,337th in the world and 3rd in Sanctuary III for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,441.56 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,013thMost Income Equality: 21,082nd

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