by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,127th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,347th Nudest: 1,564th
The Benevolent Dictatorship of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Mater Enim Lagois Terra
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Benevolent Dictatorship of Byrd Land is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Legate Pember with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, flagrant waste-dumping, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.767 billion Byrd Landians 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 minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arx. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Byrd Landic economy, worth 500 trillion Aurums a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 181,045 Aurums, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 816,536 per year while the poor average 24,719, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

Dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, solid steel breastplates are in fashion amongst city drivers, and scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Dolphin. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Byrd Land's national animal is the Dolphin, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Secularism.

Byrd Land is ranked 3,145th in the world and 1st in Enadia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 14,030.57 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,127thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,347thNudest: 1,564thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,720thMost Avoided: 1,727thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,749thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,854thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,371stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,463rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,705thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,957thLargest Mining Sector: 3,145thMost Secular: 3,361stLargest Gambling Industry: 4,645thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,661stMost Armed: 4,738thFattest Citizens: 5,911thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,940thHighest Average Incomes: 6,510thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,168thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,102ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,459thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,177thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,498thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,508thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,840th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Byrd Land lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Byrd Land, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Dolphin.
  • : Following new legislation in Byrd Land, solid steel breastplates are in fashion amongst city drivers.
  • : Byrd Land lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Byrd Land, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Byrd Land, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Byrd Land lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Byrd Land, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Byrd Land lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.
  • : Byrd Land lodged a message on the Enadia Regional Message Board.

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