by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,546thLargest Black Market: 2,499thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,648th
The Rat Conglomerate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Squeak Squeak
Literally everyone on Capitol Hill
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population8.204 billion

CapitalLos Angeles
LeaderLiterally everyone on Capitol Hill

CurrencySlightly Expired Cheese
AnimalSlightly More Expired Cheese

The Rat Conglomerate of Cannula is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Literally everyone on Capitol Hill with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.204 billion Rats are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Angeles. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Cannulan economy, worth a remarkable 1,466 trillion Slightly Expired Cheeses a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 178,713 Slightly Expired Cheeses, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

The number of deaths due to poor fungus identification is mushrooming, chocolate in Cannula has its flavour enhanced by the salty tears of enslaved factory workers, rabbits are known to spontaneously explode without warning, and some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cannula's national animal is the Slightly More Expired Cheese, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Scientology.

Cannula is ranked 13,270th in the world and 2nd in Westfalen Westphalia for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 7,390.85 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,546thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,499thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,648thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,801stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,197thMost Devout: 3,805thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,422ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,544thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,717thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,818thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,851stHealthiest Citizens: 9,892ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,412thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,638thHighest Economic Output: 10,842ndLargest Governments: 10,977thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,062ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,129thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,270thMost Developed: 13,420thLowest Crime Rates: 14,401stMost Efficient Economies: 14,820thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,958thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,055thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,243rdBest Weather: 17,834thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,555th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the region

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