by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 1,582ndMost Authoritarian: 8,033rd
The Castroist Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
Might Makes Right
Commissar of Culture
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population1.192 billion

CapitalNova Havana


The Castroist Republic of Pacasmastan is a massive, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 1.192 billion Pacasmastanians 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 enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nova Havana. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Pacasmastanian economy, worth 7.77 trillion dollars 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Retail. Average income is 6,518 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sex changes are routinely performed at Pacasmastan's hospitals, Pacasmastan has designated Nova Havana as its capital city, Leader has just been declared ruler of Pacasmastan in an international press conference, and pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pacasmastan's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Pacasmastan is ranked 88,333rd in the world and 7th in Soyuz for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51.62 Whatever.

Most Income Equality: 1,582ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 8,033rd
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the region

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