by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 564thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,008th
The Troutocracy of
Corporate Police State
Trout God
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population3.495 billion

CapitalTrout Storage Facility
LeaderTrout God


The Troutocracy of Chatula is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Trout God with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, ban on automobiles, and feral children. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.495 billion Chatulim are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The large, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Environment, Law & Order, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Education and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trout Storage Facility. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 52.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Chatuli economy, worth 409 trillion trout a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Trout Farming, Retail, Basket Weaving, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 117,227 trout, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,057,958 per year while the poor average 1,580, a ratio of 669 to 1.

The government props up questionable pizza establishments in the name of health, Trout God signs the laws but abides by none of them, families are only permitted to have one child, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Chatula's national animal is the trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is trout.

Chatula is ranked 268,487th in the world and 411th in Refugia for Smartest Citizens, with 0.46 quips per hour.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 564thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,008thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,228thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,499thHighest Crime Rates: 1,697thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,926thMost Primitive: 2,209thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,432ndTop
Most Secular: 3,219thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,329thMost Avoided: 3,752ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,567thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,708thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,977thLargest Retail Industry: 6,069thLargest Black Market: 6,395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,616thNudest: 7,151stMost Armed: 8,784thMost Efficient Economies: 8,845thBest Weather: 11,287thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,934thTop
Most Influential: 15,961stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,761stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,595th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25th in the regionMost Conservative: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the region

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