by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,066thMost Patriotic: 1,203rdMost Armed: 1,834th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
This world is a living hell
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population4.604 billion


The Empire of HellSpire is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its unlimited-speed roads, compulsory gun ownership, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.604 billion HellSpireans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 17.1%.

The frighteningly efficient HellSpirean economy, worth a remarkable 1,050 trillion Golds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 228,272 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Postmen have been arrested in job lots for selling junk mail as home insulation, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, and when flight control tells pilots to alter course the usual reply is "No, YOU move!". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HellSpire's national animal is the Bat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

HellSpire is ranked 13,747th in the world and 746th in The North Pacific for Highest Food Quality, scoring 139.21 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,066thMost Patriotic: 1,203rdMost Armed: 1,834thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,857thMost Influential: 1,860thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,038thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,269thMost Secular: 2,867thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,019thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,653rdLargest Mining Sector: 4,757thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,004thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,190thHighest Average Incomes: 5,489thHealthiest Citizens: 5,700thLowest Crime Rates: 5,845thSmartest Citizens: 7,612thMost Inclusive: 8,783rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,809thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,597thMost Efficient Economies: 10,105thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,242ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,231stLargest Black Market: 13,283rdHighest Food Quality: 13,747thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 16,250thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,253rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,320thLargest Governments: 17,999thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,575thHighest Economic Output: 22,666thMost Developed: 22,759thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24,665thMost Cheerful Citizens: 25,198thMost Subsidized Industry: 29,978th
Most Patriotic: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 58th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 72nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 76th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 108th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 133rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 134th in the regionMost Secular: 145th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 191st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 203rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 214th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 246th in the regionLargest Black Market: 251st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 268th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 310th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 334th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 338th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 396th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 446th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 495th in the regionMost Inclusive: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 537th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 615th in the regionMost Influential: 615th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 639th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 651st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 710th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 746th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 819th in the regionLargest Governments: 830th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 877th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 957th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 985th in the regionMost Developed: 1,049th in the region

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