by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 711th Largest Black Market: 856th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,333rd
The Imperial Capital of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
I will not tolerate intolerance whatsoever
Dragongarth Elegarth
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population15.838 billion

CapitalNew Midgard
LeaderDragongarth Elegarth

CurrencyGolden Dragon
AnimalBlack Dragon

The Imperial Capital of Elegarth is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dragongarth Elegarth with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 15.838 billion Draconians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Midgard. The average income tax rate is 32.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Elegarthian economy, worth a remarkable 2,634 trillion Golden Dragons 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Gambling. 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 impressive 166,355 Golden Dragons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Visual acuity is worsening amongst teenagers, the world still seems flat to some people in space, most pop videos prominently feature the Elegarthian flag, and powerful x-ray machines used by the Customs Department can see into the homes of nearby residents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elegarth's national animal is the Black Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Draconism.

Elegarth is ranked 100,752nd in the world and 3,938th in the West Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 48.57 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 711thLargest Black Market: 856thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,333rdHighest Economic Output: 3,540thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,703rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,879thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,823rdMost Secular: 5,209thMost Influential: 5,326thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,339thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,655thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,436thLargest Populations: 7,157thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9,446thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,678thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,967thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,394thLargest Mining Sector: 11,643rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,554thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,057th
Largest Black Market: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 61st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 110th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 116th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 122nd in the regionMost Influential: 158th in the regionMost Secular: 165th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 181st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 195th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 283rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 297th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 367th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 382nd in the regionMost Cultured: 442nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 474th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 482nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 495th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 522nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 524th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 526th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 542nd in the regionMost Developed: 561st in the region

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