by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 18th Smartest Citizens: 40th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 43rd
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Population22.582 billion


AnimalRed-eared Slider

The Armed Republic of Anaxphonia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Anaxphone with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, free-roaming dinosaurs, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 22.582 billion Anaxphonians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solonopolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Anaxphonian economy, worth an astonishing 13,005 trillion Demes 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, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 575,922 Demes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,358,930 per year while the poor average 92,962, a ratio of 25.4 to 1.

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold, and the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Anaxphonia's national animal is the Red-eared Slider, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hellenismos.

Anaxphonia is ranked 1,180th in the world and 1st in Spoiled Cats for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 15,575.26 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 18thSmartest Citizens: 40thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 43rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 48thMost Cultured: 74thFattest Citizens: 80thMost Avoided: 93rdHighest Average Incomes: 101stLargest Publishing Industry: 107thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 115thHighest Economic Output: 133rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 143rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 148thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 166thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 182ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 187thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 199thLargest Retail Industry: 207thLargest Information Technology Sector: 254thMost Armed: 258thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 309thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 347thLargest Mining Sector: 357thMost Rebellious Youth: 427thLargest Gambling Industry: 462ndMost Inclusive: 543rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 578thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 769thMost Cheerful Citizens: 787thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,005thHighest Crime Rates: 1,121stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,170thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,180thLargest Governments: 1,190thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,823rdLargest Populations: 2,948thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,688thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,158thLargest Black Market: 5,011thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,067thHighest Drug Use: 5,420thMost Pro-Market: 7,603rdTop
Most Politically Free: 8,855thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,985thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,126thMost Extreme: 14,964thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,768thMost Influential: 15,914th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, the morbidly obese often sell stock options on their own corpses.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, matryoshka dolls resembling nested Death Stars are commonly sold.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, large areas of Anaxphonia are not accessible by the public.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, road rage is rarer but more terminal now that many people drive fully-operational battle tanks to work.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, the only places to see Red-eared Sliders now are at local zoos.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of experimental delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Anaxphonia, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Anaxphonia.
  • : Anaxphonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.


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