by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 5th Most Efficient Economies: 349th Largest Mining Sector: 422nd
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
So I dub thee Unforgiven
Demon Prince
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population34.763 billion

CapitalLayarteb City
Leaderthe Emperor


The Empire of Layarteb is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Emperor with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avant-garde cinema, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 34.763 billion Layartebians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Layarteb City. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Layartebian economy, worth a remarkable 7,479 trillion shingrots a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 215,157 shingrots, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Layarteb's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Layarteb is ranked 15,311th in the world and 2nd in New York for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Stationary: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 349thLargest Mining Sector: 422ndLargest Populations: 561stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 653rdHighest Economic Output: 665thMost Avoided: 794thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,007thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,213thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,290thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,437thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,468thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,773rdSafest: 1,782ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,849thHealthiest Citizens: 2,835thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,983rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,747thRudest Citizens: 3,991stHighest Average Incomes: 4,606thSmartest Citizens: 4,942ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,114thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,146thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,861stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,417thMost Influential: 6,496thLargest Black Market: 6,569thLowest Crime Rates: 8,360thTop
Most Cultured: 9,284thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,261stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,311th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the region

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