by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,027thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,072ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,499th
The Hegemony of
Father Knows Best State
Ready for all, yielding to none.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.92 billion



The Hegemony of Monarche is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Magnus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, sprawling nuclear power plants, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.92 billion montiri 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dragonmount. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Monarche economy, worth 541 trillion Aurums a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 185,455 Aurums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Taxi drivers seem less xenophobic these days, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, and mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Foxes and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Monarche's national animal is the Fox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Ascensionism.

Monarche is ranked 6,686th in the world and 26th in Institute of Cellulose for Most Patriotic, with 46.71 Flags saluted per person per day.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,027thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,072ndTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,499thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,554thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,080thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,731stMost Efficient Economies: 5,537thLargest Black Market: 5,722ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,110thMost Patriotic: 6,686thHighest Average Incomes: 8,539thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,597thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,180thMost Developed: 10,956thTop
Most Secular: 12,863rdLargest Governments: 14,565thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,916thSmartest Citizens: 16,113thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,706thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,897thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,907thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,442nd
Most Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 26th in the regionMost Patriotic: 26th in the region

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