by Max Barry

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Nudest: 2,934thMost Primitive: 4,452ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,970th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
This country is a joke
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Population2.089 billion



The Empire of CreativeSolutions is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, flagrant waste-dumping, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.089 billion CreativeSolvers 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Budarest. The average income tax rate is 62.5%.

The thriving CreativeSolver economy, worth 119 trillion E-monies a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 57,130 E-monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

CreativeSolvers are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, and people forget to eat because they are too busy singing Leader's praises. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. CreativeSolutions's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

CreativeSolutions is ranked 260,865th in the world and 159th in Wintercrest for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -150.59 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Nudest: 2,934thMost Primitive: 4,452ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,970thMost Avoided: 7,277thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,404thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,587thLargest Retail Industry: 12,647thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 14,549thLargest Black Market: 17,478thMost Secular: 19,126thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,840th
Nudest: 1st in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the region

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