by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 108thHighest Crime Rates: 238thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 299th
The Twenty Nine of
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population16.052 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 frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 16.052 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 3,772 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 4,071st in the world and 35th in Europeia for Highest Average Incomes, with 235,022.99 Standard Monetary Units.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 108thHighest Crime Rates: 238thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 299thMost Armed: 312thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 416thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 456thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 556thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 565thMost Avoided: 691stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 712thLargest Insurance Industry: 754thFattest Citizens: 817thMost Rebellious Youth: 867thLargest Gambling Industry: 872ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,128thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,172ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,058thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,739thHighest Drug Use: 2,963rdRudest Citizens: 3,180thHighest Economic Output: 3,199thLargest Mining Sector: 3,582ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,071stLargest Retail Industry: 4,782ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,431stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,048thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,062ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,382ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,281stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,365thNudest: 10,725thTop
Largest Populations: 13,256thSmartest Citizens: 13,397thMost Pro-Market: 16,090thLargest Black Market: 18,928thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,201stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,918thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,227thMost Cultured: 21,303rd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 35th in the regionNudest: 37th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 46th in the regionLargest Populations: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionLargest Black Market: 69th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 77th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 29's influence in Europeia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : 29's influence in Europeia fell from "Newcomer" to "Hatchling".
  • : 29's influence in Europeia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : 29 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : 29 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors.
  • : 29 was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Equine Democracy of Triseria, infecting 131 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : 29 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : 29's influence in Europeia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : 29's influence in Europeia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : 29 altered its national flag.


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