by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 412thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 589thLargest Mining Sector: 813th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.694 billion

Leaderking Emyr

AnimalDratavan eagle

The Kingdom of Dratava is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by king Emyr with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, flagrant waste-dumping, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.694 billion Dratavans 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terlak. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Dratavan economy, worth 920 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 341,512 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

An increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, nerdy teenagers have to prove that they're made of the same stuff as their grandparents, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dratava's national animal is the Dratavan eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Dratava is ranked 205,901st in the world and 7,051st in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 297.4 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 412thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 589thLargest Mining Sector: 813thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 829thMost Corrupt Governments: 925thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 940thHighest Average Incomes: 1,348thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,916thLargest Black Market: 1,935thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,144thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,751stMost Influential: 3,232ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,257thMost Cultured: 3,303rdMost Avoided: 3,349thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,376thLargest Governments: 3,538thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,577thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,751stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,443rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,640thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,689thNudest: 4,736thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,963rdMost Devout: 5,071stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,175thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,390thRudest Citizens: 6,863rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,402ndSmartest Citizens: 7,498thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,632ndTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,162ndMost Developed: 18,383rdHighest Economic Output: 19,775thLargest Retail Industry: 20,027thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,925th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 69th in the regionMost Cultured: 83rd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 93rd in the regionLargest Governments: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 98th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 109th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionNudest: 122nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 129th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 129th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 146th in the regionMost Devout: 147th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 159th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 172nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Influential: 195th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionRudest Citizens: 210th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 248th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 311th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 471st in the regionMost Developed: 569th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 642nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 655th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 685th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 716th in the region

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