by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,838thHighest Economic Output: 4,126th
The Alpaca Conglomerate of
Democratic Socialists
We're a real country
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population27.459 billion


Animalred panda

The Alpaca Conglomerate of Esternial is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 27.459 billion alpacas are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cyril. The average income tax rate is 76.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient alpacian economy, worth a remarkable 3,783 trillion Ensils a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 137,780 Ensils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, people's charity begins and ends at home, and a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esternial's national animal is the red panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Avedian.

Esternial is ranked 162,627th in the world and 7th in Snazzy for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 99.49 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 179thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,838thHighest Economic Output: 4,126thLargest Populations: 4,189thMost Developed: 4,441stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,336thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,601stSmartest Citizens: 5,714thLowest Crime Rates: 5,720thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,720thMost Efficient Economies: 6,693rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,790thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,644thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,721stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,001stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,110thMost Secular: 8,172ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,684thMost Influential: 9,134thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,780thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,879thTop
Largest Governments: 13,721stMost Inclusive: 15,536thBest Weather: 15,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,703rdSafest: 16,873rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,901stHighest Food Quality: 18,120thHighest Average Incomes: 19,120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,775thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,148th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the region

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