by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 524th Most Armed: 605th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 651st
The Bourbon Empire of
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The Bourbon Empire of Ile Royale is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Duc d'Orléans with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, rampant corporate plagiarism, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.883 billion Ile Royaleans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare is also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nouvelle Paris. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ile Royalean economy, worth a remarkable 2,731 trillion Coronets a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 196,730 Coronets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 664,710 per year while the poor average 43,065, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Airport security is provided by private companies, terrified neighbors cower behind concertina wire and machine gun nests, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and it is a common belief that a sport isn't sport if there are no decapitations. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ile Royale's national animal is the Léon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Ile Royale is ranked 524th in the world and 1st in Renaissance for Highest Crime Rates, with 73.21 Crimes Per Hour.

Highest Crime Rates: 524thMost Armed: 605thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 651stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,039thFattest Citizens: 1,187thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,357thTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,781stMost Influential: 1,995thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,038thMost Avoided: 2,303rdHighest Economic Output: 2,798thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,928thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,993rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,344thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,527thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,540thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,276thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,322ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,376thLargest Mining Sector: 4,740thHighest Average Incomes: 4,927thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,020thLargest Black Market: 5,696thNudest: 6,334thLargest Retail Industry: 7,092ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,356thLargest Populations: 7,409thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,851stSmartest Citizens: 8,813thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,605thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,631stLargest Insurance Industry: 11,686thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,182ndMost Cultured: 14,492ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,690th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ile Royale was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Ile Royale's influence in Renaissance fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Ile Royale's influence in Renaissance rose from "Auxiliary" to "Hermit".
  • : Ile Royale relocated from Balder to Renaissance.
  • : Ile Royale was refounded in Balder.
  • : Ile Royale ceased to exist in Renaissance.
  • : Ile Royale was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Ile Royale was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Ile Royale was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Ile Royale was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.


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