by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 203rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 497thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 767th
The Lovable Larrikin of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Little by little, one travels far.
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Population12.021 billion

LeaderFornost Erain


The Lovable Larrikin of Istillian is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Fornost Erain with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.021 billion Istillian's 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Defense, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Irminsul. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Istillian economy, worth a remarkable 2,301 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 191,495 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,733,829 per year while the poor average 2,505, a ratio of 692 to 1.

Films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, the diplomatic corps stinks, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts, and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Istillian's national animal is the Thylacine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Thybelieve.

Istillian is ranked 2,156th in the world and 11th in Europeia for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 159.65 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 203rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 497thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 767thMost Armed: 1,273rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,384thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,934thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,156thLargest Retail Industry: 2,187thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,597thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,679thMost Efficient Economies: 3,979thRudest Citizens: 4,150thMost Influential: 5,694thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,843rdMost Cultured: 5,941stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,322ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,649thMost Secular: 6,829thHighest Food Quality: 7,241stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,545thHighest Economic Output: 8,037thHighest Average Incomes: 8,267thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,003rdMost Inclusive: 10,124thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,919thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,921stSmartest Citizens: 13,395thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 16,905thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,077thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,863rdMost Patriotic: 21,206thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,516thMost Pro-Market: 21,584thHealthiest Citizens: 24,288thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24,565thLargest Populations: 26,601st
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 8th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 42nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 46th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 65th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 67th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 74th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 75th in the regionLargest Black Market: 78th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 85th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 86th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 94th in the regionMost Patriotic: 96th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 102nd in the region

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