by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 752ndMost Influential: 1,372ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,806th
The Computerized Kingdom of
Libertarian Police State
No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day
Overseer Apollo
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Impel Down

Population2.939 billion

CapitalLos Phantom A-1
LeaderOverseer Apollo
FaithMechanical Network Erudition Acts


The Computerized Kingdom of Impel Down is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Overseer Apollo with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.939 billion Impelians are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Los Phantom A-1. The average income tax rate is 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Impelian economy, worth 494 trillion gils a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 168,197 gils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Impel Down's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims, the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Impelian Navy, and a ban on robots in disguise has transformed the entertainment industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Impel Down's national animal is the dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Mechanical Network Erudition Acts.

Impel Down is ranked 246,184th in the world and 10,759th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -17 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 752ndMost Influential: 1,372ndTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,806thLargest Retail Industry: 6,700thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,627thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,563rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,921stMost Developed: 9,012thHighest Average Incomes: 11,578thSmartest Citizens: 11,579thLowest Crime Rates: 11,757thLargest Governments: 11,826thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,161stMost Inclusive: 13,661stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,978thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,532ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,621stHighest Food Quality: 14,724thHealthiest Citizens: 15,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,380thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,743rdMost Secular: 16,500thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,775thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,769thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,368thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,509thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,591stHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,986thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,999thMost Cultured: 20,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 24,452nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 282nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 314th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 421st in the regionMost Influential: 422nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 445th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 457th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 468th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 472nd in the regionMost Developed: 529th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 531st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 532nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 550th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 573rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 585th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 591st in the regionLargest Governments: 604th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 608th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 615th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 616th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 706th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 734th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 764th in the regionMost Secular: 774th in the regionMost Inclusive: 793rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 801st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 813th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 821st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 825th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 838th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 928th in the regionMost Patriotic: 977th in the regionMost Cultured: 988th in the regionRudest Citizens: 994th in the region

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