by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 6,745th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
Shame it dried out- Have to moisten it
Spice Deliveries
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Discount Arrakis

Population426 million


The Republic of Discount Arrakis is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 426 million Discount Arrakisians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Discount Arrakisian economy, worth 4.17 trillion spices 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 Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. 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 9,779 spices, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Discount Arrakis's national animal is the worm.

Discount Arrakis is ranked 264,855th in the world and 5th in Osuarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -10.95 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 6,745th

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