by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 124thHighest Crime Rates: 227thMost Armed: 297th
The Twenty Nine of
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population14.825 billion

Capital29th City
Leader29th dynasty


The Twenty Nine of 29 is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by 29th dynasty with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 14.825 billion 29ians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 29th City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient 29ian economy, worth a remarkable 3,484 trillion 29s 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 Gambling, Soda Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 235,022 29s, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,185,351 per year while the poor average 2,318, a ratio of 942 to 1.

Motorway service stations often have a higher population than the hinterland villages that the roads lead to, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany 29th dynasty to meetings with foreign heads of state, and directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use 29th City as a backdrop. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. 29's national animal is the 29, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Numbers.

29 is ranked 208,890th in the world and 1,211th in Europeia for Safest, scoring 2.28 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 124thHighest Crime Rates: 227thMost Armed: 297thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 304thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 488thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 497thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 557thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 587thMost Avoided: 684thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 689thLargest Insurance Industry: 805thFattest Citizens: 809thLargest Gambling Industry: 852ndMost Rebellious Youth: 890thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,057thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,814thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,661stRudest Citizens: 2,838thHighest Drug Use: 3,073rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,086thHighest Economic Output: 3,284thHighest Average Incomes: 4,039thLargest Retail Industry: 4,251stMost Efficient Economies: 4,980thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,666thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,119thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,338thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,815thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,199thNudest: 9,411thTop
Most Pro-Market: 12,281stSmartest Citizens: 13,064thLargest Populations: 13,570thLargest Black Market: 15,178thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,854thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,910thLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,194th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionNudest: 47th in the regionLargest Populations: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 61st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 64th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 67th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 96th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 100th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 29's influence in Europeia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : 29 altered its national flag.
  • : 29 relocated from Lazarus to Europeia.
  • : 29 was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : 29 ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : 29 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : 29's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : 29's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : 29's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : 29 was refounded in Balder.


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