by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 124th Highest Economic Output: 798th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,238th
The Queen's State of
Free-Market Paradise
Dieu et mon droit
the Governor
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Queen's State of Elliston is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 30.933 billion Ellistonians enjoy frequent elections, which are uniformly corrupted by big-spending corporations buying politicians who best suit their interests.

The tiny, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Law & Order, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Ellistonian economy, worth a remarkable 5,557 trillion betales a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 179,677 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 693,821 per year while the poor average 31,957, a ratio of 21.7 to 1.

Every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, replacement organs are grown in vats, and the Elliston Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elliston's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is none.

Elliston is ranked 160,903rd in the world and 1st in Elliston for Most Income Equality, scoring 4.61 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Populations: 124thHighest Economic Output: 798thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,238thMost Efficient Economies: 1,521stTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,031stLargest Mining Sector: 2,190thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,072ndMost Avoided: 3,441stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,501stLargest Retail Industry: 4,033rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,067thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,310thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,578thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,677thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,697thHighest Average Incomes: 6,419thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,927thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,543rdSmartest Citizens: 8,140thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,707thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,100thSafest: 10,563rdLargest Black Market: 11,024thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,466thMost Developed: 12,780thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,311thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,065thLowest Crime Rates: 17,140thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,372nd

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