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The Republic of Brine Sample

“Pride and Industry”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Struggling
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Otasija

Regional Influence: Instigator

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The Republic of Brine Sample is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 4.946 billion Brine Sampleans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 41.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Brine Samplean economy, worth 75.4 trillion dollars 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 Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. 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 15,237 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens must have a license to operate a computer, black tea is only available on the black market, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Brine Sample's national animal is the panther, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Brine Sample is ranked 211,480th in the world and 2nd in Otasija for Highest Poor Incomes, with 14,372.98 Standard Monetary Units.

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