by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 632nd Largest Black Market: 686th Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,131st
The Imperial Capital of
Democratic Socialists
I will not tolerate intolerance whatsoever
Dragongarth Elegarth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.521 billion

CapitalNew Midgard
LeaderDragongarth Elegarth

CurrencyGolden Dragon
AnimalBlack Dragon

The Imperial Capital of Elegarth is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dragongarth Elegarth with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ubiquitous missile silos, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 16.521 billion Draconians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, 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 49.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Elegarthian economy, worth a remarkable 2,795 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. 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 169,221 Golden Dragons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gun ownership is compulsory, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, and many politicians are having to do a hard day's work for the first time in their careers. 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 162,799th in the world and 6,728th in the West Pacific for Safest, scoring 6.57 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 632ndLargest Black Market: 686thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,148thHighest Economic Output: 3,421stMost Armed: 3,697thMost Influential: 4,292ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,403rdMost Secular: 5,294thLargest Populations: 7,019thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,441stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9,095thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,220thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,601stHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,655thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,022ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,258thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,690thMost Inclusive: 13,781stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,966thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,966thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,792ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,623rd
Largest Black Market: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionLargest Populations: 60th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Armed: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 93rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 117th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 125th in the regionMost Secular: 167th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 180th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 202nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 219th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 263rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 271st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 331st in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 359th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 361st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 386th in the regionMost Inclusive: 391st in the regionMost Cultured: 413th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 512th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 522nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 524th in the regionMost Developed: 538th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 565th in the regionLargest Governments: 589th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 596th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 635th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 637th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 676th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 680th in the region

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