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The Really Big Farma of Photrisistan

“Chaos and destruction”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: The Souther Pacific

Regional Influence: Dominator

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The Really Big Farma of Photrisistan is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, soft-spoken computers, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 2.877 billion Photrisistanians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 28.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Photrisistanian economy, worth 124 trillion rubledollars 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Cheese Exports, 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 43,182 rubledollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The studies of art and philosophy are banned, the government is reining in public spending, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, and weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Photrisistan's national animal is the hawk.

Photrisistan is ranked 161,323rd in the world and 2nd in The Souther Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -4 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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