by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 608th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 698th Most Secular: 1,185th
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Et super servos et
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Empire of District 115 is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.29 billion District 115ians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.0%.

The frighteningly efficient District 115ian economy, worth 468 trillion Units a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 204,715 Units, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 690,526 per year while the poor average 44,926, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders, loans are available for students from poor families, and the government is known to care more about its buildings than its people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. District 115's national animal is the Honey Badger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

District 115 is ranked 32,267th in the world and 1,471st in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.46 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 608thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 698thMost Secular: 1,185thMost Influential: 1,374thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,801stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,887thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,483rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,543rdRudest Citizens: 2,636thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,642ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,216thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,450thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,593rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,144thHighest Average Incomes: 4,366thLargest Mining Sector: 5,788thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,840thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,951stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,709thMost Cultured: 9,412thHealthiest Citizens: 11,611thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,297thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,729thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,595thBest Weather: 14,107th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionMost Secular: 53rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 81st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 105th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 110th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionRudest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 167th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 171st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 191st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 224th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 410th in the regionMost Cultured: 431st in the regionMost Influential: 472nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 479th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 480th in the regionLargest Black Market: 487th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 574th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 595th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 640th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 680th in the regionMost Stationary: 727th in the regionBest Weather: 746th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in District 115, the government is known to care more about its buildings than its people.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, loans are available for students from poor families.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, citizens are abandoning their homes en masse in a widespread panic over asbestos.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, corporations donate huge sums of money to favored politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, Leader has incinerated the international climate treaty in a public coal burning ceremony.
  • : District 115 was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in District 115, even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious.

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