by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 5th Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th
The Godless Mercantile Nexus of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Where churches are charged with fraud and racketeering!
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Godless Mercantile Nexus of Isla Vista is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Colonial Premier Mawaar with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, otherworldly petting zoo, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 31.622 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, although Defense and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. 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 26,155 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 827,139 Golden Bonds, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,220,345 per year while the poor average 54,868, a ratio of 95.1 to 1.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles', safe drinking water is considered a luxury, and the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience. 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 59,744th in the world and 55th in Wysteria for Most Extreme, scoring 20.21 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Secular: 5thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11thHighest Economic Output: 11thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13thMost Avoided: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19thHighest Average Incomes: 20thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24thRudest Citizens: 24thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25thLargest Retail Industry: 25thMost Armed: 26thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32ndSmartest Citizens: 32ndLargest Insurance Industry: 37thLargest Mining Sector: 46thFattest Citizens: 47thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56thLargest Populations: 78thHighest Crime Rates: 89thLargest Agricultural Sector: 92ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 95thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 102ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 108thMost Corrupt Governments: 129thMost Cultured: 135thLargest Publishing Industry: 177thMost Stationary: 623rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,791stLargest Black Market: 2,132ndLargest Gambling Industry: 2,884thMost Influential: 4,051stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,442ndMost Pro-Market: 6,836thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 8,015thLargest Governments: 10,921stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,266th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest 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 regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, safe drinking water is considered a luxury.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, East Lebatuck tests its moon rovers in the barren wasteland of rural Isla Vista.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Isla Vista was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee.
  • : Following new legislation in Isla Vista, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.

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