by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 222ndRudest Citizens: 1,612thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,137th
The Sovereign Group of Companies of
Corporate Bordello
Το δίκαιον ουκ άλλο τι ή του κρείττονος ξυμφέρον.
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Population681 million

CapitalThe Shareholders' City

Animalcorporate shark

The Sovereign Group of Companies of Glanst is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 681 million Glanstonians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shareholders' City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Glanstian economy, worth 115 trillion Atoms a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 170,096 Atoms, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 486,996 per year while the poor average 47,296, a ratio of 10.3 to 1.

The new iVote app allows representatives to vote on legislation by launching ill-tempered birds and matching candies, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities, what citizens give with one hand they take away with the other, and pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Glanst's national animal is the corporate shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Glanst is ranked 192,868th in the world and 8,666th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -8.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 222ndRudest Citizens: 1,612thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,137thMost Armed: 2,170thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,026thFattest Citizens: 3,263rdMost Avoided: 3,473rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,331stHighest Crime Rates: 6,305thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,328thMost Efficient Economies: 6,443rdMost Influential: 6,621stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,856thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,888thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,744thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,984thLargest Mining Sector: 9,227thHighest Average Incomes: 9,697thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,709thMost Secular: 9,892ndTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,428thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,168thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,599thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,719thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,585thSmartest Citizens: 13,912thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,934thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,038thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,446thMost Inclusive: 19,927th
Most Armed: 69th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 82nd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 99th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 104th in the regionFattest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost Avoided: 115th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 169th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 209th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 219th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 222nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 248th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 261st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 327th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 340th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 355th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 406th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 439th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 466th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 494th in the regionMost Secular: 541st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 549th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 562nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 575th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 576th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 645th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 677th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 735th in the regionLargest Black Market: 744th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 750th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 756th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 775th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 776th in the region

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