by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 786thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,240thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,640th
The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
The world looks better from the bottom of a boot
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population10.394 billion

LeaderThe Tyrant Grande

CurrencyPuff of Air

The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of Controlitia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Tyrant Grande with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.394 billion Contrae 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. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sargobad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyrantized economy, worth a remarkable 2,090 trillion Puffs of Air 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 Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 201,085 Puffs of Air, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,326,685 per year while the poor average 11,804, a ratio of 112 to 1.

Wanting a better life for your child is prohibited by a clause in the criminal code, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents, and the practice of capital punishment proves divisive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Controlitia's national animal is the Corpse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tyrantism.

Controlitia is ranked 786th in the world and 10th in 10000 Islands for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 12,260.56 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Insurance Industry: 786thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,240thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,640thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,723rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,848thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,364thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,516thLargest Mining Sector: 2,559thMost Avoided: 3,404thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,589thLargest Retail Industry: 5,166thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,383rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,112thHighest Average Incomes: 6,532ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,607thHighest Economic Output: 7,759thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,084thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,608thLowest Crime Rates: 9,741stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,019thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,368thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,988thMost Conservative: 13,731stMost Efficient Economies: 14,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,086thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,612thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,180thMost Devout: 20,536thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,193rdMost Extreme: 21,419thMost Pro-Market: 21,684thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,372ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,717th
Largest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rd in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 38th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 41st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Conservative: 59th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 85th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 92nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 104th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 107th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 116th in the region

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