by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 747th Most Avoided: 752nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 821st
The Theocracy of
Corporate Police State
Preserve Unity Through Divinity
Scott Harington
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.217 billion

LeaderScott Harington

AnimalEskibo Walrus

The Theocracy of Eskibon is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Scott Harington with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, triple-decker prams, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.217 billion Eskibos are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Firentis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Eskibo economy, worth a remarkable 1,296 trillion Rupees a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 248,521 Rupees, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,204,789 per year while the poor average 29,674, a ratio of 40.6 to 1.

Mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Eskibo Walruses and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", and cities are engulfed by smog. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Eskibon's national animal is the Eskibo Walrus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Scottism.

Eskibon is ranked 54,971st in the world and 102nd in Federation of Conservative Nations for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Largest Retail Industry: 747thMost Avoided: 752ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 821stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 840thFattest Citizens: 1,006thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,027thMost Devout: 1,186thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,197thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,222ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,281stMost Armed: 1,419thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,632ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,658thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,874thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,920thLargest Mining Sector: 2,308thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,942ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,963rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,244thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,445thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,456thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,462ndNudest: 3,914thLargest Black Market: 5,040thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,074thMost Conservative: 5,307thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,651stMost Efficient Economies: 6,758thRudest Citizens: 7,312thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,352ndTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,356thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,784thMost Extreme: 10,652ndHighest Economic Output: 10,737thLargest Governments: 11,649th
Nudest: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake".
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Eskibo Walruses and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Eskibon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, couch potatoes are considered to be model citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Eskibon, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.


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