by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 169thMost Conservative: 210thMost Extreme: 523rd
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Divine Rite

Population10.541 billion

Leaderthe Governor of the Council


The State of Divine Rite is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor of the Council with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 10.541 billion Divine Riteans 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westminster. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Divine Ritean economy, worth 50.3 trillion betales 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, broadly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. 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 4,773 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Divine Rite has designated Westminster as its capital city, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, the government pours millions of betales into rehabilitation programs annually, and The Governor of the Council has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Divine Rite's national animal is the deer.

Divine Rite is ranked 145,573rd in the world and 6th in Purgatory for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 83.91 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Authoritarian: 169thMost Conservative: 210thMost Extreme: 523rdMost Income Equality: 747thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 5,782ndMost Stationary: 8,945thTop
Most Influential: 21,429th

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