by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 631stRudest Citizens: 671stHighest Crime Rates: 699th
The Forgotten Kingdoms of
Corporate Bordello
Mortality is a grand and intoxicating innocence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Monarch Gardens

Population4.961 billion

LeaderYaroslav Q

AnimalImmortal Butterfly

The Forgotten Kingdoms of Monarch Gardens is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Yaroslav Q with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 4.961 billion Voyaqim 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, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holovos. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Voyaqiy economy, worth 986 trillion Crowns 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, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 198,753 Crowns, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,172,537 per year while the poor average 15,623, a ratio of 75.1 to 1.

Cheap and tasteless vegetables flood the markets, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, increasing inclusiveness is a sign of the times, and government ministers have eclectic tastes in curtains. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Monarch Gardens's national animal is the Immortal Butterfly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Monarch Gardens is ranked 249,025th in the world and 38th in Coldonia for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.33 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Armed: 631stRudest Citizens: 671stHighest Crime Rates: 699thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,019thMost Avoided: 1,075thFattest Citizens: 1,214thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,243rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,324thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,622ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,676thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,578thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,845thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,246thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,572ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,811thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,200thHighest Average Incomes: 7,443rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,287thLargest Mining Sector: 10,001stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,377thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,616thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,119thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 13,955thSmartest Citizens: 17,403rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,514thMost Secular: 18,054thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,434thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,562ndHighest Economic Output: 21,584thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,830thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24,075thHighest Drug Use: 25,593rdMost Cultured: 27,077th
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Monarch Gardens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Monarch Gardens changed its national nation type to "Forgotten Kingdoms".
  • : Monarch Gardens's influence in Coldonia fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Monarch Gardens's influence in Coldonia rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Monarch Gardens changed its national demonym adjective to "Voyaqiy" and its demonym plural to "Voyaqim".
  • : Monarch Gardens changed its national currency to "Crowns" and its demonym to "Voyaqiy".
  • : Monarch Gardens changed its national leader to "Yaroslav Q".
  • : Monarch Gardens changed its national leader to "Yaroslav of Holograd" and its nation type to "Kingdoms".
  • : Monarch Gardens's influence in Coldonia fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Monarch Gardens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.