by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 4,089th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,892nd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,119th
The Empire of
Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population36 million


The Empire of -Unicorn- is a small, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 36 million Unicornians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.2%.

The powerhouse -Unicorn-ian economy, worth 2.75 trillion Unicoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 76,387 Unicoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 268,259 per year while the poor average 15,771, a ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, rude retail employees are now even ruder homeless panhandlers, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and the military will start wars with other nations on a lark. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. -Unicorn-'s national animal is the Unibot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

-Unicorn- is ranked 81,043rd in the world and 3,810th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.28 Weapons Per Person.

Most Secular: 4,089thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,892ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,119thLargest Mining Sector: 13,656thMost Pro-Market: 13,805thMost Avoided: 13,860thRudest Citizens: 16,273rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,328thFattest Citizens: 16,676th
Most Secular: 234th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 510th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 521st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 566th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 592nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 612th in the regionFattest Citizens: 670th in the regionRudest Citizens: 725th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 741st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 824th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 828th in the region

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