by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 175thHighest Disposable Incomes: 260th
The Void of
Compulsory Consumerist State
You live, you suffer, you die
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population22.142 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican

Currencygold dust

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.142 billion Dustwindians 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palace of Dust. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dustwindian economy, worth a remarkable 8,830 trillion gold dusts 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 Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 398,797 gold dusts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, citizens sport solarium-kissed tans that are perfectly even except for the occasional melanoma, and the newest East Lebatuckese coins have "long live East Lebatuck" on heads and "death to Dustwind" on tails. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dustwind's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sufferology.

Dustwind is ranked 375th in the world and 3rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 45,933.79 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 175thHighest Disposable Incomes: 260thMost Corrupt Governments: 280thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 286thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 295thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 315thMost Valuable International Artwork: 361stLargest Retail Industry: 375thMost Avoided: 383rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 412thLargest Insurance Industry: 492ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 522ndLargest Gambling Industry: 533rdMost Armed: 548thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 580thHighest Economic Output: 622ndMost Devout: 732ndHighest Average Incomes: 789thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 804thRudest Citizens: 899thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 932ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 937thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 985thLargest Mining Sector: 1,045thMost Efficient Economies: 1,147thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,532ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,536thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,399thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,912thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,439thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,615thLargest Populations: 5,638thLargest Governments: 6,486thLargest Black Market: 7,165thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 13,852ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,008thMost Stationary: 14,631stLargest Publishing Industry: 15,191stLowest Crime Rates: 15,697thHighest Drug Use: 21,974th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Black Market: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 96th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 97th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 102nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 112th in the regionMost Stationary: 118th in the region

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