by Max Barry

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Drasnia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 224
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 38thHighest Crime Rates: 46thRudest Citizens: 47th
The Northern Marshes of
Anarchy
A nation of merchants, spies, and merchants who spy.
King Rhodar
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Drasnia

Population16.742 billion

CapitalBoktor
LeaderKing Rhodar

Currencyhalf-crown
Animalfenling

The Northern Marshes of Drasnia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Rhodar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.742 billion Drasnians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Education, International Aid, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Boktor. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Drasnian economy, worth a remarkable 6,265 trillion half-crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 374,256 half-crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,597,278 per year while the poor average 18,867, a ratio of 137 to 1.

Disaster victims are viewed with disdain, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs, and no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Drasnia's national animal is the fenling, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Drasnia is ranked 38th in the world and 1st in Forest for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 50,689.57 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 38thHighest Crime Rates: 46thRudest Citizens: 47thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 47thMost Armed: 63rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 68thFattest Citizens: 74thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 125thMost Rebellious Youth: 130thMost Avoided: 131stLargest Gambling Industry: 132ndLargest Retail Industry: 170thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 272ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 312thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 350thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 428thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 725thLargest Mining Sector: 822ndHighest Average Incomes: 969thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,036thHighest Economic Output: 1,185thHighest Drug Use: 1,291stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,314thMost Extreme: 1,387thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,389thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,389thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,610thMost Politically Free: 1,662ndMost Pro-Market: 1,833rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,151stMost Influential: 2,220thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,376thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,560thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,683rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,809thMost Cultured: 4,361stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,929thMost Efficient Economies: 5,996thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,921stNudest: 9,827thLargest Populations: 10,398thLargest Black Market: 11,148thTop
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Most Inclusive: 16,019thSmartest Citizens: 16,319thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,683rdMost Stationary: 19,455thMost Secular: 22,023rd
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionNudest: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Most Secular.
  • : Drasnia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Drasnia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Drasnia lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, an extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in Drasnia, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.

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