by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,870thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,110thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,956th
The Serene Territories of
Corporate Bordello
Nothing waits beyond these office walls
Speaker of the Council
Civil Rights
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Jack Empire

Population734 million


CurrencyJackian Dollar

The Serene Territories of Jack Empire is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 734 million Jackians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jackson. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Jackian economy, worth 71.0 trillion Jackian Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 96,666 Jackian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 317,592 per year while the poor average 22,062, a ratio of 14.4 to 1.

The diplomatic corps stinks, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, Leader is convinced that other nations can simply be "junked" (Jack Empire has found 1 easter egg), and a milk bath costs more than bathing in money. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Jack Empire's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Jack Empire is ranked 115,417th in the world and 259th in The League for Most Extreme, scoring 21.58 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,870thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,110thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,956thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,609thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,217thMost Influential: 8,495thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,450thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,873rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 18,895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,373rdLargest Retail Industry: 24,662ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 28,368th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionMost Politically Free: 36th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 60th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 67th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 70th in the region

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