by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9th Most Scientifically Advanced: 9th
The Godless Mercantile Nexus of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Where churches are charged with fraud and racketeering!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Isla Vista

Population32.698 billion

LeaderColonial Premier Mawaar

CurrencyGolden Bond
AnimalMarsupial Tiger

The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.698 billion Islanders are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trigo. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Isla Vistan economy, worth an astonishing 27,068 trillion Golden Bonds 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, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 827,820 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,631,982 per year while the poor average 44,388, a ratio of 126 to 1.

The country is littered with broken homes, boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Isla Vista's national animal is the Marsupial Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Isla Vista is ranked 119,840th in the world and 60th in Wysteria for Most Authoritarian, with 0.08 Stalins.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12thHighest Economic Output: 12thMost Secular: 13thMost Avoided: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 23rdHighest Average Incomes: 24thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27thMost Armed: 28thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 32ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 36thLargest Insurance Industry: 38thRudest Citizens: 42ndSmartest Citizens: 44thLargest Retail Industry: 47thLargest Mining Sector: 50thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55thFattest Citizens: 57thLargest Populations: 75thHighest Crime Rates: 93rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 98thLargest Agricultural Sector: 100thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 113thMost Corrupt Governments: 138thLargest Information Technology Sector: 152ndMost Cultured: 168thLargest Publishing Industry: 186thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,811thLargest Black Market: 2,424thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,835thMost Influential: 4,422ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,089thMost Pro-Market: 7,143rdMost Rebellious Youth: 8,031stTop
Largest Governments: 11,291stMost Subsidized Industry: 15,330th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, boys who even ask about cheerleading are placed on the Sex Offenders Register.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Isla Vista was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Isla Vista lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Isla Vista's influence in Wysteria rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Isla Vista altered its national flag.


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