by Max Barry

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,527thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,185thLargest Mining Sector: 8,311th
The Fiefdom of
Father Knows Best State
Gabilkall-tarāg uzbād ai-faham
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Clan Frostbeard

Population2.202 billion

CapitalKhazād-gund

CurrencyGold Token
AnimalBronze-Scaled Whale

The Fiefdom of Clan Frostbeard is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.202 billion Clan Frostbeardians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Khazād-gund. The average income tax rate is 62.1%.

The all-consuming Clan Frostbeardian economy, worth 248 trillion Gold Tokens a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,777 Gold Tokens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, and trick-or-treaters and circus clowns have been arrested under suspicion of being renegade vigilantes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Clan Frostbeard's national animal is the Bronze-Scaled Whale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Clan Frostbeard is ranked 165,106th in the world and 122nd in Middle Earth for Most Primitive, scoring -86.7 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,527thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,185thLargest Mining Sector: 8,311thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,377thMost Devout: 9,350thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,430thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,680thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,163rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,764thMost Patriotic: 16,429thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,094thMost Cultured: 19,816thLargest Black Market: 20,216thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,159th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the region

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