by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 892ndMost Primitive: 2,117thHighest Crime Rates: 3,501st
The Ancestral Homelands of
Right-wing Utopia
Fairest country in all the westlands.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Emyn Arnen

Population5.098 billion

FaithThe Holy Seven


The Ancestral Homelands of Emyn Arnen is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Húrin with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 5.098 billion Emyn Arnenians are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, with Healthcare and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minardil. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Emyn Arnenian economy, worth 394 trillion castars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 77,322 castars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 495,485 per year while the poor average 4,924, a ratio of 100 to 1.

Maxtopian slaves are routinely sold as an optional extra for household appliances, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Emyn Arnen's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Holy Seven.

Emyn Arnen is ranked 279,218th in the world and 97th in Middle Earth for Best Weather, with -1 meters of sunlight.

Largest Insurance Industry: 892ndMost Primitive: 2,117thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,501stMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,439thMost Avoided: 4,670thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,299thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,152ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,584thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,778thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 15,056thLargest Retail Industry: 17,548thMost Conservative: 19,951stMost Secular: 21,176thLargest Mining Sector: 23,050thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,448thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,490thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27,760th
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Emyn Arnen's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Emyn Arnen was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive, the Top 5% for Highest Crime Rates, Most Avoided, and Highest Wealthy Incomes, and the Top 10% for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Emyn Arnen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Emyn Arnen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Emyn Arnen's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Emyn Arnen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Emyn Arnen's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Emyn Arnen's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Emyn Arnen altered its national flag.
  • : Emyn Arnen altered its national flag.