by Max Barry

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Ever-Wandering Souls was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 326
Most Valuable International Artwork: 685thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,100thHighest Economic Output: 8,118th
The Fantastic Field Marshal of
Father Knows Best State
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
Influence
Apprentice
Council Advisor
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ever-Wandering Souls

Population18.586 billion

CapitalSanctuary

CurrencyTale
AnimalMongrel

The Fantastic Field Marshal of Ever-Wandering Souls is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, public floggings, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 18.586 billion Survivors are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctuary. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Survivor economy, worth a remarkable 2,287 trillion Tales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 123,069 Tales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, golden statues of Mongrels line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ever-Wandering Souls's national animal is the Mongrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ever-Wandering Souls is ranked 36,084th in the world and 110th in The Black Hawks for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 15,082.4 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 685thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,100thHighest Economic Output: 8,118thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,915thMost Stationary: 10,222ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,390thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,781stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,898thLargest Populations: 13,498thLargest Governments: 13,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,062ndMost Inclusive: 15,587thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,460thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,697thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,247thLowest Crime Rates: 18,179thSafest: 18,228thMost Influential: 18,875thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19,793rdHighest Food Quality: 20,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,305thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,638thMost Cultured: 20,688thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21,878thMost Developed: 24,341stMost Advanced Public Education: 24,490thHighest Average Incomes: 24,695th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionSafest: 23rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 25th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 34th in the region

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