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The Republic of World Society of Drifters

“Got Any Maple Syrup?”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Deep Storage

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Republic of World Society of Drifters is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 2.113 billion World Society of Driftersians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 61.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming World Society of Driftersian economy, worth 187 trillion Tofus a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,868 Tofus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, a video of Leader wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, and there are no more heroes any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. World Society of Drifters's national animal is the Panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

World Society of Drifters is ranked 174,816th in the world and 36th in Deep Storage for Most Armed, with 0.25 Weapons Per Person.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,431stLargest Insurance Industry: 7,003rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,184thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,508thTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,694thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,631stMost Devout: 17,802ndLargest Welfare Programs: 18,613thMost Cultured: 18,947thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,873rd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the region

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