by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 1,504thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,800thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,987th
The Angelus Vox Populi of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Hope Rides Alone
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population26.152 billion


AnimalWhite Phoenix

The Angelus Vox Populi of BeaconFlat is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Avakael with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 26.152 billion BeaconFlatians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Direshield. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient BeaconFlatian economy, worth a remarkable 3,242 trillion Halicarnassuses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 123,993 Halicarnassuses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 774,956 per year while the poor average 8,438, a ratio of 91.8 to 1.

The BeaconFlat Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over BeaconFlat, and the nation leads Ordo Imperialia in per capita stalking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. BeaconFlat's national animal is the White Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Hope.

BeaconFlat is ranked 21,697th in the world and 10th in Ordo Imperialia for Largest Black Market, with 14.4 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Stationary: 1,504thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,800thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,987thLargest Populations: 3,383rdHighest Economic Output: 3,873rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,505thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,519thLargest Mining Sector: 5,284thFattest Citizens: 6,063rdMost Avoided: 7,360thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,371stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,077thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,633rdMost Influential: 13,390thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,346thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,434thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,159thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,654thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,185thLargest Retail Industry: 19,139thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,353rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,628thLargest Black Market: 21,697thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,745th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : BeaconFlat's influence in Ordo Imperialia fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Influential.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : BeaconFlat was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : BeaconFlat rejected a request from The Dominion of Mankind for an embassy with Ordo Imperialia.


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