by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 251st Most Armed: 524th Largest Retail Industry: 712th
The Democratic Empire of
Democracy is Non-Negotiable
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.212 billion

LeaderAlyssa I
FaithWorship of the Almighty Dollar

AnimalWhite Eagle

The Democratic Empire of Deltanium is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Alyssa I with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.212 billion Deltians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Warsaw. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Deltian economy, worth 488 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 220,624 Kroner, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 771,416 per year while the poor average 45,856, a ratio of 16.8 to 1.

Trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling', the diplomatic corps stinks, and crayon squiggles were a late addition to the works of the Renaissance Old Masters. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Deltanium's national animal is the White Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Worship of the Almighty Dollar.

Deltanium is ranked 6,891st in the world and 45th in New Western Atlantic for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 457.68 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 251stMost Armed: 524thLargest Retail Industry: 712thHighest Crime Rates: 806thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,134thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,717thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 1,876thFattest Citizens: 2,158thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,398thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,638thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,785thHighest Average Incomes: 4,130thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,894thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,899thMost Devout: 5,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,297thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,891stMost Avoided: 8,290thTop
Largest Black Market: 9,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,146thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,432ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,152ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,265thMost Cultured: 10,522ndMost Pro-Market: 10,780thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,355thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,652ndMost Influential: 11,678thLargest Governments: 16,425thSmartest Citizens: 16,816thMost Developed: 17,095th
Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 27th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 29th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 44th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 49th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, crayon squiggles were a late addition to the works of the Renaissance Old Masters.
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, the diplomatic corps stinks.
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, Harry Potter conventions are closely watched by the government for any signs of 'dueling'.
  • : Deltanium voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes".
  • : Deltanium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Deltanium published "Rival blocs in Europe" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits.
  • : Following new legislation in Deltanium, bars are packed at all hours.


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