by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 4thMost Stationary: 9thLargest Populations: 59th
The Phantasm of
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Population38.766 billion

CapitalDreck City
LeaderEl Guapo

CurrencyFishterous Correlation
AnimalVermicious Knid

The Phantasm of Afi-Aftos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by El Guapo with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, flagrant waste-dumping, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 38.766 billion Afi-Aftosians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Administration and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dreck City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Afi-Aftosian economy, worth a remarkable 7,621 trillion Fishterous Correlations a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 196,595 Fishterous Correlations, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 698,350 per year while the poor average 39,884, a ratio of 17.5 to 1.

Bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis, and from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Afi-Aftos. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Afi-Aftos's national animal is the Vermicious Knid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Dudeism.

Afi-Aftos is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Fredonia for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 43,758.37 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Subsidized Industry: 4thMost Stationary: 9thLargest Populations: 59thLargest Mining Sector: 104thMost Ignorant Citizens: 186thLargest Black Market: 194thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 319thMost Corrupt Governments: 349thMost Primitive: 353rdMost Avoided: 402ndMost Efficient Economies: 548thHighest Crime Rates: 588thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 620thHighest Economic Output: 814thFattest Citizens: 855thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 880thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 885thLargest Retail Industry: 1,497thTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,315thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,638thMost Armed: 4,657thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,851stMost Influential: 5,934thHighest Average Incomes: 6,661stNudest: 6,882ndLargest Governments: 10,773rdTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,950thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,045thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,331stMost Secular: 18,686th

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