by Max Barry

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The Protectorate of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Death to all idiots
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Population821 million

AnimalMagellanic penguin

The Protectorate of Screeland is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 821 million Screelandians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 27.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Screelandian economy, worth 25.6 trillion Js a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 31,157 Js, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national security service are a bunch of crooks, women who walk into the ladies' changing room are accused of being Peeping Toms, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Screeland's national animal is the Magellanic penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Screeland is ranked 147,690th in the world and 223rd in The Black Hawks for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring zero on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 11,809th
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