by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 115th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,037th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,303rd
The Faceless Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.002 billion

CapitalImbarien City
Faitha major religion


The Faceless Republic of Imbarien is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, smutty television, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 12.002 billion Imbarians 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imbarien City. The average income tax rate is 2.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Imbarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,646 trillion Coffeebeans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 137,218 Coffeebeans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

More and more students are taking up a career in medicine, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity, exceptionally talented workers are praised more than Revolutionary heroes, and town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists. Crime is totally unknown. Imbarien's national animal is the Norn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Imbarien is ranked 165,341st in the world and 1,147th in 10000 Islands for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 10.96 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

Most Influential: 115thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,037thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,303rdMost Armed: 1,487thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,062ndLargest Black Market: 2,280thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,299thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,455thMost Stationary: 2,499thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,801stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,089thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,678thHighest Economic Output: 6,274thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,566thMost Avoided: 8,816thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,060thSmartest Citizens: 9,119thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,594thHealthiest Citizens: 10,660thLargest Populations: 10,870thMost Secular: 12,006thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,041stHighest Average Incomes: 14,956th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 52nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 76th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rd in the regionMost Avoided: 83rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 99th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 111th in the region

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