by Max Barry

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Ever-Wandering Souls was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 326
Most Valuable International Artwork: 516thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,110thHighest Economic Output: 8,339th
The Fantastic Field Marshal of
Father Knows Best State
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
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Apprentice
Council Advisor
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Ever-Wandering Souls

Population17.622 billion

CapitalSanctuary

CurrencyTale
AnimalMongrel

The Fantastic Field Marshal of Ever-Wandering Souls is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its public floggings, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 17.622 billion Survivors are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctuary. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Survivor economy, worth a remarkable 2,165 trillion Tales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 122,902 Tales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Hundreds of teenagers die every year at the a Survivor Hungry Games, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, golden statues of Mongrels line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District, and human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ever-Wandering Souls's national animal is the Mongrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ever-Wandering Souls is ranked 206,080th in the world and 377th in The Black Hawks for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 46.97 Whatever.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,110thHighest Economic Output: 8,339thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,918thMost Stationary: 10,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,054thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,323rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,392ndTop
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Largest Governments: 13,089thLargest Populations: 13,821stMost Inclusive: 15,034thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,127thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,978thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,894thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,019thLowest Crime Rates: 17,778thSafest: 18,069thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,291stHighest Food Quality: 19,778thMost Influential: 19,821stHighest Poor Incomes: 19,927thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,086thMost Cultured: 21,520thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,582ndMost Developed: 23,017thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,213thHighest Average Incomes: 23,519th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionTop
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Highest Food Quality: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 44th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionMost Developed: 46th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 49th in the region

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