by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 853rd Rudest Citizens: 908th Highest Crime Rates: 1,156th
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The Free Republic of Lardingo is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.645 billion Lardians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crystal City. Income tax is unheard of.

The powerhouse Lardian economy, worth 287 trillion Lards a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 174,631 Lards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 898,679 per year while the poor average 18,534, a ratio of 48.5 to 1.

Parents are legally not allowed to tell a child to stop eating their boogers, men avoid even so much as looking at female colleagues, kitchen patrol is dominated by ten-year-old runts, and artificial intelligence seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Lardingo's national animal is the rattlesnake, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Lardingo is ranked 6,414th in the world and 11th in The Western Isles for Most Politically Free, scoring 87.25 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 853rdRudest Citizens: 908thHighest Crime Rates: 1,156thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,196thFattest Citizens: 1,334thMost Armed: 1,367thLargest Retail Industry: 1,374thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,452ndTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,007thMost Avoided: 2,033rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,038thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,048thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,163rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,179thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,452ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,792ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,123rdMost Politically Free: 6,414thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,055thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,525thHighest Average Incomes: 7,679thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,704thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,961stTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,080thMost Cultured: 10,936thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,576thNudest: 12,317thMost Pro-Market: 12,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,178thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,078thHighest Drug Use: 17,411th
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 18th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 33rd in the regionNudest: 35th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Extreme: 36th in the region

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