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The Coccinellidae of 14

“Rise Up!”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Qatar

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14

Population14.976 billion

CurrencyGold
AnimalElephant

The Coccinellidae of 14 is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its fear of technology, frequent executions, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 14.976 billion 14ians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Social Policy, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 8.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming 14ian economy, worth 519 trillion Golds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in 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 34,695 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon, and many politicians are having to do a hard day's work for the first time in their careers. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 14's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

14 is ranked 185,734th in the world and 9th in Qatar for Fattest Citizens, with 7.04 Obesity Rate.

Top
1%
Highest Crime Rates: 1,122ndTop
5%
Most Primitive: 2,269thNudest: 2,345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,410thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,989thMost Armed: 3,035thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,065thLargest Black Market: 10,119thTop
10%
Most Avoided: 12,085thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,110thLargest Populations: 13,751stMost Ignorant Citizens: 19,545th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 14, many politicians are having to do a hard day's work for the first time in their careers.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, it is quite common for bar patrons to discuss Wittgenstein over cordials and games of backgammon.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, local councils have to call in dump trucks to clear parks of dinosaur droppings.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in 14, the fate of the world literally rests on Leader's fingers.

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