by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 598thMost Influential: 897thMost Developed: 1,338th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Fire In The Darkness
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.8 billion


CurrencyAngbadian Pound

The Empire of Angbad is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Morgoth with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.8 billion Angbadians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thangorodrim. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Angbadian economy, worth a remarkable 1,402 trillion Angbadian Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 241,858 Angbadian Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, and community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Angbad's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Angbad is ranked 134,819th in the world and 6,074th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 35.67 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 598thMost Influential: 897thMost Developed: 1,338thMost Efficient Economies: 1,470thLowest Crime Rates: 1,657thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,703rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,720thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,722ndMost Cultured: 1,737thLargest Governments: 1,788thHealthiest Citizens: 1,921stTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,105thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,270thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,630thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,782ndRudest Citizens: 2,809thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,849thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,982ndBest Weather: 3,070thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,274thMost Inclusive: 3,665thHighest Average Incomes: 3,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,885thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,185thMost Secular: 4,280thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,922ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,989thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,129thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,762ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,765thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,752ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,110thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,388thLargest Retail Industry: 8,426thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,430thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 11,022ndLargest Insurance Industry: 11,032ndHighest Economic Output: 11,471stSafest: 12,831stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,889thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,501stMost Stationary: 17,497th
Most Developed: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 88th in the regionLargest Governments: 93rd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 98th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 105th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 106th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 118th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 125th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 137th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 159th in the regionRudest Citizens: 160th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 182nd in the regionBest Weather: 185th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 189th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 200th in the regionMost Secular: 230th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 242nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 254th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 267th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 277th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 294th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 326th in the regionMost Influential: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 358th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 397th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 417th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 424th in the regionMost Stationary: 427th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 503rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 537th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 551st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 645th in the regionSafest: 676th in the regionLargest Populations: 895th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 909th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, skin-tone prom dresses are more unpopular than ever.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Angbad, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 244 » Siwale, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Kwaj, Corfad, Buckerino, Diodone, Holy Oranz, Territorio di Nessuno, Wineclaw, Radicaster, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Cloydicia, Ice and Tinian, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Moubarakistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Atain, Panama Coalition, Phoronu, Unimaginable Doom, Shibutani, The Gamer Party, Yukti, New Trisone, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Bearical, Highton Islands, Avemterra, Sea Ghost, Maott, Zeternia, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Ethnon, Hyperbanus, United Draconia, Plumas, SORT, El Fiji Grande, and 194 others.Arstungry, East Wushen, Dar es Saalam, The Discipled, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Daiz, Kobagia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Rosewood-, The Rhein States, Viridiann, The Austro Germanic Union, The Most Freedom Ever, Valhalla123, New Pruessen, AGoodPlace, Niradans, New Lakemba, United Kahndaq, Votak Matim, Malta Comino Gozo, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Egalico, Warsaw-Halicz, The Windmilluminati, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Newpromisedland, Pruznia, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Detrivania, Napnomadia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Sunaiya, Zokk, The Sinclarian Provinces, Pasargad, Joodey, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Astronomical, Sundred, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Abject Ludicrosity, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Astrind, Solidair, Glurponia, Loutsland, British Pacific Islands, Wisconsota, Orado, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, PotatoFarmers, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Solskjar, Gnomewatchers, New Octicarg, Lendara, Fizban, Clan Spaniel, Wallachian People, Xagill, Kranostav, Zecit, Pazair, Seenvorland, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Fraguale Cothe, Ravendi, Serendipita Martia, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Interdimensional Zone, Castle Federation, Palgo, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, Greater Chimeran Union, Misthas, Valentine Z, Advancia-Sizzletown, Praeceps, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Austral States of America, Loli County, Hamerica, Valatic Ash, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, Eschatosia, The World Capitalist Confederation, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Ihese, The Lancerian Empire, Yokciq Empire, Methor, Prevaland, Crader, Savaska, Antiyard, Olofin, Avastate, Nistriabar, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Nisastria, Irishvan, Hyphen, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Iztocna Slavija, Zzozona, Hoglands, Plutayah, Werchegia, Veast, Prydania, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Cowbridge, Seanat, Arbor Marshes, Brucklania, Arichia, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Eywaan, Schnuftelland, Innocentic, Principia Mathematica, Yellops, Damsmel, Nouvelle-Floride, Alyrria, Borsukia, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Xyrron, Madjack, Energi Empire, Ihsan, Simone Republic, Xipher, Kragsgale, Lionia, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Andexia, U S Eh, Neu-Galicia, Austrian Confederacy, Maynilan, Heilhum Imperius, Dechire par la Guerre, Democratic Republic of Kohland, and Geektopia.

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