by Max Barry

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Most Avoided: 1st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th
The Exalted Supremacy of
Corporate Police State
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 27.752 billion East Borlandists are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient East Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 21,337 trillion Slaves 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 Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 768,879 Slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,945,963 per year while the poor average 48,453, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Women who display their ankles are shunned by society, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, and the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. East Borland's national animal is the Gila Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oppression.

East Borland is ranked 167th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 16,347.63 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Avoided: 1stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thMost Corrupt Governments: 5thLargest Insurance Industry: 10thLargest Mining Sector: 11thFattest Citizens: 18thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22ndMost Secular: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 24thLargest Retail Industry: 25thHighest Economic Output: 27thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29thHighest Average Incomes: 30thRudest Citizens: 48thLargest Agricultural Sector: 83rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 87thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 123rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 165thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 167thMost Ignorant Citizens: 199thLargest Gambling Industry: 248thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 263rdMost Conservative: 290thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 352ndLowest Crime Rates: 464thLargest Governments: 522ndMost Armed: 616thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 754thLargest Populations: 957thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,691stMost Stationary: 1,785thLargest Black Market: 2,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,283rdMost Extreme: 3,405thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,584thMost Influential: 6,325thMost Pro-Market: 7,280thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,265th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, skateboarding is punishable by heavy fines.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, women who display their ankles are shunned by society.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, there are no minimum wage laws.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, children's books regularly feature formerly distressed damsels suing their princes.
  • : East Borland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.


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