by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 8thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 312thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 423rd
The Free State of
Capitalist Paradise
Eli's Coming
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population41.061 billion

CapitalEli City
LeaderEli Hutton
FaithEli is God

CurrencyNew Merit

The Free State of Eli is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Eli Hutton with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, national health service, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 41.061 billion Elians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eli City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Elian economy, worth a remarkable 9,036 trillion New Merits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 220,079 New Merits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,081,600 per year while the poor average 25,593, a ratio of 42.3 to 1.

Businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Eli, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and people talk about things being better when men were men. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Eli's national animal is the squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eli is God.

Eli is ranked 236,607th in the world and 6,612th in the West Pacific for Nicest Citizens, with 0.28 average smiles per day.

Largest Populations: 8thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 312thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 423rdHighest Economic Output: 657thHighest Crime Rates: 1,030thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,054thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,066thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,296thMost Avoided: 1,521stFattest Citizens: 1,574thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,733rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,745thLargest Mining Sector: 1,778thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,903rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,281stMost Armed: 2,325thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,490thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,788thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,053rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,447thHighest Average Incomes: 5,277thLargest Retail Industry: 5,705thRudest Citizens: 6,102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,575thMost Devout: 8,184thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,675thMost Efficient Economies: 9,388thSmartest Citizens: 9,819thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,894thTop
Most Stationary: 13,862ndLargest Black Market: 15,281stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,607thMost Influential: 16,697thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,041stMost Pro-Market: 18,150thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,635thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,924thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,021st
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 26th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Armed: 43rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionMost Devout: 130th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 142nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 155th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 163rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 164th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 179th in the regionMost Stationary: 195th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 204th in the regionLargest Black Market: 214th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 216th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 235th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 262nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 264th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 361st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 480th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 485th in the regionMost Influential: 489th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 525th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Eli's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Eli lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Eli lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Eli lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Eli lodged a message on the The West Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Eli was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Dostai, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified, Most Dead, and Most Zombies.
  • : Eli was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from Meritorious arcadia, infecting 1 million survivors.


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