by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 344thMost Influential: 1,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,624th
The Empire of
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Population1.118 billion


The Empire of Banaus is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 1.118 billion Banausians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 60.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Banausian economy, worth 65.0 trillion Pesos a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 58,139 Pesos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Guide dogs for the blind have been seen using government websites, citizens are arrested for naturally producing proteins, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and government officials are held to the highest standard of morality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Banaus's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Banaus is ranked 184,457th in the world and 6,950th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -6 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 344thMost Influential: 1,998thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10,624thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,322ndMost Pacifist: 15,510thSafest: 19,454thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22,958thMost Cultured: 24,013thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,299th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 253rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 363rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 630th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 679th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 704th in the regionMost Pacifist: 915th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,025th in the regionSafest: 1,108th in the region

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