by Max Barry

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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,892ndMost Pro-Market: 1,921stMost Politically Free: 2,315th
The State of
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
the Governor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.079 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The State of Ermatinger is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 11.079 billion Ermatingerians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The strong Ermatingerian economy, worth 575 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is 51,916 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 334,605 per year while the poor average 3,254, a ratio of 102 to 1.

Ermatinger has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, convicted murderers are free to walk the streets provided they attend rehabilitation classes, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Ermatinger in an international press conference. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ermatinger's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Ermatinger is ranked 140,309th in the world and 4th in Atlantic New Lands for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 516.79 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1,892ndMost Pro-Market: 1,921stMost Politically Free: 2,315thTop
Highest Drug Use: 3,170thMost Extreme: 3,318thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,908thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,429thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,073rdHighest Crime Rates: 7,218thMost Stationary: 10,919thRudest Citizens: 10,980thNudest: 12,338thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,291stTop
Most Armed: 15,657thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,947thMost Avoided: 17,726thMost Secular: 20,618th

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