by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd Most Influential: 770th Best Weather: 2,359th
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Erwo Stal

Population2.182 billion


AnimalBald Eagle

The United States of Erwo Stal is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Perseus with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 2.182 billion Erwo Stalians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlanta. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Erwo Stalian economy, worth 373 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 171,364 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains, cruel and unusual punishments are being crowdsourced, and Erwo Stalian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Erwo Stal's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eagleism.

Erwo Stal is ranked 153,779th in the world and 7,645th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.32 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 453rdMost Influential: 770thTop
Best Weather: 2,359thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,596thHealthiest Citizens: 2,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,704thMost Developed: 2,994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,103rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,318thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,411thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,872ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,952ndLargest Governments: 4,119thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,435thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,000thMost Cultured: 5,037thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,098thSmartest Citizens: 5,244thSafest: 5,972ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,055thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,224thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,341stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,192ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,259thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,601stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,012thMost Efficient Economies: 9,436thMost Devout: 9,656thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,266thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,244th
Healthiest Citizens: 131st in the regionBest Weather: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 137th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 146th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 148th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 165th in the regionMost Developed: 166th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 178th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 178th in the regionLargest Governments: 187th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 210th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 221st in the regionMost Cultured: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 245th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 253rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 265th in the regionMost Influential: 281st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 321st in the regionSafest: 322nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 384th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 391st in the regionMost Devout: 396th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 407th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 501st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 614th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 727th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 772nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, Erwo Stalian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, cruel and unusual punishments are being crowdsourced.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Erwo Stal was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, clergy never mention brand names for fear of losing their government subsidies.
  • : Erwo Stal endorsed The Empire of Vsyerossiya.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Erwo Stal, Max Barry is this year's Miss Erwo Stal.


World Assembly

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