by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 9,624thSafest: 14,522ndMost Conservative: 15,132nd
The Matriarchy of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Forged by strength, United by steel.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population385 million

AnimalAntilopine Kangaroo

The Matriarchy of Rakatia is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 385 million Rakatians 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 Education, Defense, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Rakatian economy, worth 11.4 trillion Pieces a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 29,696 Pieces, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Rakatian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely, vehicular homicide by Rakatian ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and referenda are banned by law and the Parliament has absolute control of the legislative process. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rakatia's national animal is the Antilopine Kangaroo.

Rakatia is ranked 29,395th in the world and 1,543rd in Balder for Most Secular, with 36.98 Atheism Rate.

Most Authoritarian: 9,624thTop
Safest: 14,522ndMost Conservative: 15,132ndMost Pacifist: 15,580thMost Income Equality: 17,920th
Most Authoritarian: 329th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 548th in the regionMost Conservative: 561st in the regionMost Extreme: 570th in the regionSafest: 731st in the regionMost Pacifist: 771st in the region

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