by Max Barry

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 801st Most Armed: 991st Largest Mining Sector: 1,126th
The Allied States of
Capitalist Paradise
In God We Trust
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.086 billion

CapitalLas Venturas
LeaderEmperor Rushmore
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Allied States of Britarvia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Rushmore with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 18.086 billion Britarvians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Las Venturas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Britarvian economy, worth a remarkable 3,608 trillion Peslars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 199,536 Peslars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,011,286 per year while the poor average 21,839, a ratio of 46.3 to 1.

Angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason, freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, academics are questioning the quality of the nation's newly-reprinted science textbooks, and auditors are gutting every governmental department. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Britarvia's national animal is the Jackalope, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Britarvia is ranked 17,150th in the world and 26th in The Allied States for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 224.5 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 801stMost Armed: 991stLargest Mining Sector: 1,126thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,177thHighest Crime Rates: 1,250thFattest Citizens: 1,444thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,554thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,803rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,817thHighest Economic Output: 2,006thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,187thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,609thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,632ndMost Avoided: 2,704thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,402ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,931stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,007thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,089thLargest Populations: 4,870thHighest Average Incomes: 5,123rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,451stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,639thMost Devout: 6,273rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,221stTop
Largest Retail Industry: 9,691stMost Influential: 10,633rdMost Cultured: 11,671stRudest Citizens: 12,250thLargest Black Market: 12,267thMost Efficient Economies: 13,122ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,188thMost Pro-Market: 14,922ndHighest Drug Use: 15,851st
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 21st in the region

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