by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 19,712thLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,062nd
The Octopus's Garden of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
I'd like to be, Under the sea, In an octopus' garden.
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Political Freedom

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Mr Ocean

Population10.961 billion


The Octopus's Garden of Mr Ocean is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 10.961 billion Mr Oceanians 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 enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 66.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Mr Oceanian economy, worth 225 trillion Seaweeds 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 Pizza Delivery, Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. 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 20,608 Seaweeds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mr Ocean's national animal is the Octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Mr Ocean is ranked 214,008th in the world and 23rd in Hippy Haven for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 1,690.73 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 19,712thLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,062nd

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