by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,983rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,597thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,648th
The Inflated Republic of
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Population1.253 billion



The Inflated Republic of Aephony is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.253 billion aes enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ael. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 22.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Aephonyian economy, worth 157 trillion ae's a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 125,863 ae's, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 722,151 per year while the poor average 10,561, a ratio of 68.4 to 1.

Leader's campaign events reach their climax when the celebrity endorsers reveal themselves, dentists routinely perform open heart surgery, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism, and 75% of the words in government-funded "Super Fun Maths Games" are probably inaccurate. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Aephony's national animal is the Leech, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Aephony is ranked 248,024th in the world and 407th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.46 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,983rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,597thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,648thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,753rdMost Influential: 4,806thRudest Citizens: 5,680thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,341stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,786thLargest Retail Industry: 8,876thMost Armed: 9,044thMost Inclusive: 13,521stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,147thMost Efficient Economies: 17,012thHighest Food Quality: 18,768thMost Devout: 19,915thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,967thNicest Citizens: 21,491stMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,758thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,879thMost Developed: 23,203rdHighest Average Incomes: 23,453rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,714thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,286thMost Corrupt Governments: 24,302ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,733rdMost Cultured: 25,180thLargest Mining Sector: 25,279th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 34th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 37th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 41st in the region

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