by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 382ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 836th
The Ghastly Expanse of
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The Gatekeeper

Population29.032 billion

CapitalDana Barrett's Apartment

AnimalTerror Dog

The Ghastly Expanse of The Gatekeeper is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Zuul with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.032 billion Gatekeeperians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dana Barrett's Apartment. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Gatekeeperian economy, worth a remarkable 3,938 trillion Padlocks a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 135,667 Padlocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and the military's primary weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and a fanatical devotion to Obedience. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The Gatekeeper's national animal is the Terror Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Obedience.

The Gatekeeper is ranked 49,030th in the world and 11th in The New Meritocracy for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 252,818 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 382ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 836thMost Devout: 1,580thMost Primitive: 1,747thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,679thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,741stLargest Populations: 3,850thLargest Black Market: 3,928thHighest Economic Output: 4,168thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,414thLowest Crime Rates: 4,632ndLargest Governments: 6,403rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,558thMost Authoritarian: 6,787thMost Conservative: 7,612thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,863rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,946thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,576thSafest: 10,968thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,415thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,141stBest Weather: 14,086thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,727thTop
Most Patriotic: 15,427thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,048thHighest Average Incomes: 21,677thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,905thMost Extreme: 27,788thHighest Poor Incomes: 29,930th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the region

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