by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 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

Population35.291 billion

LeaderColonial Premier Mawaar

CurrencyGolden Bond
AnimalMarsupial Tiger

The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.291 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 receive no funds. 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 29,215 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 827,838 Golden Bonds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,632,106 per year while the poor average 44,389, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, and citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Isla Vista at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list. 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 1,719th in the world and 20th in Wysteria for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12thHighest Economic Output: 13thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19thMost Avoided: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rdHighest Average Incomes: 24thMost Armed: 27thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28thMost Secular: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 39thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 39thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42ndLargest Mining Sector: 51stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56thLargest Populations: 63rdSmartest Citizens: 64thFattest Citizens: 73rdRudest Citizens: 79thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 90thHighest Crime Rates: 98thLargest Agricultural Sector: 113thLargest Retail Industry: 146thMost Corrupt Governments: 181stLargest Publishing Industry: 189thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 207thMost Cultured: 233rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 263rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,719thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,242ndLargest Black Market: 2,761stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,444thMost Influential: 5,487thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,445thMost Pro-Market: 6,732ndTop
Largest Governments: 11,264thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,122nd
Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the region

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