by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,102ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,231stMost Authoritarian: 20,250th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Virtue is the key
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population1.553 billion


The Empire of HASTINAPURI is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 1.553 billion HASTINAPURIians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong HASTINAPURIian economy, worth 86.3 trillion hastis a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 55,581 hastis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, the nation excels at displacement, bike rage is all the rage, and people invite random old men into their homes to play with their kids. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HASTINAPURI's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

HASTINAPURI is ranked 166,562nd in the world and 124th in Shinka for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring zero on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,102ndTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 17,231stMost Authoritarian: 20,250thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,145thMost Inclusive: 22,896thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,107th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the region

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