by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 871stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,480thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,116th
The Incorporated Conglomerates of
Corporate Police State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population21.649 billion


Currencybig boy bucks
Animalflying whippet

The Incorporated Conglomerates of Chemaki is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 21.649 billion Chemaks 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Chemak economy, worth a remarkable 3,074 trillion big boy bucks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 142,022 big boy bucks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,140,887 per year while the poor average 4,069, a ratio of 280 to 1.

Chemaki's airwaves are dominated by corporate-backed commercial radio, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate, children spout "$$$$" involuntarily throughout the day, and all news sources are under strict government control. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Chemaki's national animal is the flying whippet, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is money.

Chemaki is ranked 6,878th in the world and 403rd in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 392.22 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 871stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,480thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 2,116thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,729thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,521stHighest Economic Output: 4,051stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,989thLargest Populations: 5,328thMost Avoided: 6,878thLargest Mining Sector: 8,052ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,405thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,482ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,109thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 11,796thSafest: 11,854thLargest Retail Industry: 12,095thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,406thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,767thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,800thHighest Average Incomes: 15,328thMost Pro-Market: 17,857thLargest Black Market: 19,086thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,180thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,033rd
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 86th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Populations: 117th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 152nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 178th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 288th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 403rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 410th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 422nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 425th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 466th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 499th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 570th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 580th in the regionSafest: 631st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 649th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 654th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 699th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 724th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Chemaki's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Chemaki's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Chemaki's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Chemaki was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Chemaki ceased to exist in A Modern World.
  • : Chemaki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Chemaki was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Chemaki's influence in A Modern World rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Chemaki was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Chemaki was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.


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