by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 1,983rdMost Armed: 2,933rdRudest Citizens: 4,849th
The Kingdom of
Moralistic Democracy
Disperereert Niet.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population5.954 billion

CapitalWillem Stad


The Kingdom of Batavie is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Wilhelmina with an even hand, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 5.954 billion Batavieans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Willem Stad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Bataviean economy, worth a remarkable 1,071 trillion Guldens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 179,955 Guldens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 600,950 per year while the poor average 40,089, a ratio of 15.0 to 1.

Equality looks curiously unequal, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study, and the year's most anticipated show is "Great Deals on Delicious Meals". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Batavie's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Calvinism.

Batavie is ranked 12,521st in the world and 9th in The Commonwealth Society for Lowest Crime Rates, with 95.16 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Devout: 1,983rdTop
Most Armed: 2,933rdRudest Citizens: 4,849thMost Patriotic: 4,881stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,531stMost Efficient Economies: 6,030thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,901stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,412thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,138thLargest Governments: 9,495thMost Developed: 9,632ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,053rdMost Conservative: 10,712thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,777thMost Cultured: 10,806thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,869thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,257thSmartest Citizens: 11,703rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,456thLowest Crime Rates: 12,521stHighest Average Incomes: 12,587thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,219thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,417thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,448thLargest Mining Sector: 16,764thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,988thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,878thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,814thLargest Retail Industry: 22,875thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,398thHighest Economic Output: 25,963rd
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, the year's most anticipated show is "Great Deals on Delicious Meals".
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, equality looks curiously unequal.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, Batavie has been recently classified as an international menace after 'liberating' several nearby territories.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, this year's hottest fashion trend is the Lese Majeste collection.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, tens of thousands of Batavieans rock the night away at the annual SuperLob.
  • : Following new legislation in Batavie, the government is crossing the Rubicon in its levels of corruption.