by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 990th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,923rd Most Corrupt Governments: 2,717th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
It is my duty to protect my people, even if they refuse
Kaiser William Metcalfe
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population6.805 billion

CapitalAnklyo city
LeaderKaiser William Metcalfe
FaithMetcalfern Anglican


The Empire of Metcalfer2 is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Kaiser William Metcalfe with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.805 billion Metcalferns are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anklyo city. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.8%.

The all-consuming Metcalfer2ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,204 trillion Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 177,022 Marks, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is avowedly secular, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, neighbouring countries pay to situate their nuclear power plants in Metcalfer2, and books are so highly regarded in Metcalfer2 that libraries are often revered as holy shrines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Metcalfer2's national animal is the Hydra, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Metcalfern Anglican.

Metcalfer2 is ranked 39,576th in the world and 1,278th in Balder for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 990thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,923rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,717thLowest Crime Rates: 3,537thLargest Black Market: 3,541stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,826thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,563rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,776thLargest Governments: 6,131stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,297thHighest Average Incomes: 8,082ndTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,891stLargest Mining Sector: 9,227thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,311thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,751stHighest Economic Output: 11,739thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,077thMost Secular: 12,810thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,479thSmartest Citizens: 15,636thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 16,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,198thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,446th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 59th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 97th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 132nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 166th in the regionLargest Black Market: 181st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 233rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 253rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 266th in the regionLargest Governments: 307th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 377th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 396th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 419th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 532nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 557th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 596th in the regionMost Secular: 669th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 684th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 713th in the region

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