by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,141stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,787thFattest Citizens: 10,432nd
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population20 million


The Empire of German-Bang-Austro is a small, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 20 million German-Bang-Austroans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, although Law & Order and Defense are also considered important, while Industry and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.5%.

The German-Bang-Austroan economy, worth 996 billion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is 49,829 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 321,156 per year while the poor average 3,123, a ratio of 102 to 1.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. German-Bang-Austro's national animal is the emu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

German-Bang-Austro is ranked 268,540th in the world and 645th in Conch Kingdom for Most Income Equality, scoring 0.97 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Insurance Industry: 3,141stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,787thFattest Citizens: 10,432ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,659thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 19,291stMost Pro-Market: 19,911thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,916thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25,540th
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 28th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 36th in the regionMost Avoided: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 48th in the region

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