by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 109th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,010th Most Armed: 1,346th
The Faceless Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Awesomeness
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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The Faceless Republic of Imbarien is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, smutty television, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.924 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 Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imbarien City. The average income tax rate is 1.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Imbarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,415 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 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 129,591 Coffeebeans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians live in abject luxury, the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes, angst-filled teenagers are rushing off to buy government bonds for some odd reason, and only AI know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile. Crime is almost non-existent. Imbarien's national animal is the Norn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.

Imbarien is ranked 62,251st in the world and 316th in 10000 Islands for Highest Crime Rates, with 3.94 Crimes Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 109thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,010thMost Armed: 1,346thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,389thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,715thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,069thLargest Black Market: 2,190thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,228thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,473rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,670thMost Stationary: 2,675thHighest Drug Use: 4,794thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,807thMost Avoided: 6,038thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,561stHighest Economic Output: 6,959thTop
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Most Secular: 8,064thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,224thSmartest Citizens: 8,744thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,221stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,446thHealthiest Citizens: 10,609thLargest Populations: 11,452nd
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Largest Black Market: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionMost Stationary: 44th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 45th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 59th in the regionMost Avoided: 60th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 61st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 79th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 104th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 106th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 122nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the region

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