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A lot of people have world-built (no pun intended) fictional countries, etc, that are based on the fact that creativity deserves to die; in other words, if you get caught doing creative stuff (like what artists and writers do; maybe even just drawing stuff in the dirt) you effectively sentence yourself to some degree of punishment. How well would such a civilization fare in comparison to other countries like the United States, Canada, and others? There are a lot of fictional texts based around a world of no creativity, but I would like to see how different such a country would be from the others in the real world.
EDIT: I'm referring to mostly the strong, the smart, the brave; the best people alive, whom are mostly able to solve problems that arise by the book; people able to militarily, strategically plan out solutions without doing something creative; doing what's needed and nothing more. That is the sort of creativity limitation I'm looking at. For those who might need an example to help you with what's allowed and what's not:
"Hey, these children need entertainment. I'm going to go write them a storybook--" and then the government says, "--They don't need entertainment! They need intelligence! Strength!"
"There is a crime wave going on right now. If we enforce this system... These laws..." "Smart. You get a promotion."
Thank you for any answers.