by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 94thMost Valuable International Artwork: 155th
The Grumpy Old Grinch of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Let Them Eat Pizza!
His Immaculate Munchiness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.515 billion

LeaderHis Immaculate Munchiness

CurrencyNew Year Resolution
AnimalGyr Falcon

The Grumpy Old Grinch of Mediobogdum is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Immaculate Munchiness with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, deadly medical pandemics, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 19.515 billion Mediobogdumians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gariannonum. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mediobogdumian economy, worth a remarkable 5,167 trillion New Year Resolutions a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Pizza Delivery, Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 264,770 New Year Resolutions, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pizzerias must now display shrines to the Pizza God, gardeners must genetically test weeds for unique traits before digging them up, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, and the government finds the idea of having an army to be rather distasteful. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mediobogdum's national animal is the Gyr Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Violetism.

Mediobogdum is ranked 67,566th in the world and 1,245th in the West Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 97.53 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 94thMost Valuable International Artwork: 155thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 222ndMost Devout: 494thLargest Black Market: 498thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 587thFattest Citizens: 687thMost Influential: 1,091stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,539thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,585thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,784thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,200thHighest Economic Output: 2,373rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,450thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,539thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3,322ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,406thMost Efficient Economies: 3,687thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,752ndMost Cultured: 6,124thRudest Citizens: 6,184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,495thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,068thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,292ndLargest Populations: 11,309thLargest Governments: 11,987thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,893rdMost Patriotic: 15,137thBest Weather: 15,445thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,462ndSmartest Citizens: 19,360thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,403rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,774th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 56th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionLargest Populations: 67th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 101st in the regionMost Cultured: 110th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 125th in the regionRudest Citizens: 127th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 215th in the regionMost Patriotic: 234th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 268th in the regionBest Weather: 323rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 345th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 379th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 381st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 410th in the region

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