by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 330th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 526th Most Influential: 557th
The Duchies-Coterie of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Inequality is inevitable
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population9.12 billion

CapitalCirault Astrad
Leaderthe Coterie Council of Fiscal Affairs


The Duchies-Coterie of Buten is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by the Coterie Council of Fiscal Affairs with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 9.12 billion Butens 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 tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, with Education, Healthcare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cirault Astrad. The average income tax rate is 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Buten economy, worth a remarkable 1,877 trillion Florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 205,825 Florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter, the richest individuals apparently buy nothing but noodles and toilet paper, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Buten's national animal is the Beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Profiteering.

Buten is ranked 13,579th in the world and 321st in The North Pacific for Most Average, scoring 50.5 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 330thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 526thMost Influential: 557thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 740thLargest Retail Industry: 981stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 991stFattest Citizens: 1,766thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,820thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,388thMost Efficient Economies: 2,541stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,942ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,020thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,029thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,043rdLargest Black Market: 3,357thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,460thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,822ndRudest Citizens: 4,318thHighest Average Incomes: 4,751stHighest Economic Output: 5,342ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,236thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,117thHighest Crime Rates: 7,200thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,785thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,219thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,373rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,091stMost Average: 13,579thMost Developed: 13,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,044thMost Cultured: 14,497thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,825thMost Secular: 18,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,242nd
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 42nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 61st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 65th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 74th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 89th in the regionLargest Black Market: 92nd in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 119th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 136th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 181st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionRudest Citizens: 204th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 241st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 268th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 284th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 289th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 301st in the regionMost Average: 321st in the regionLargest Populations: 321st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 428th in the regionMost Stationary: 444th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 529th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 633rd in the regionMost Cultured: 722nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 740th in the regionMost Developed: 747th in the regionMost Secular: 914th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 924th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 946th in the region

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