by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th Highest Economic Output: 23rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 29th
The Power and Glory of
Compulsory Consumerist State
You may all stop clapping at the ringing of the bell.
Stavros Djubric
Influence
Page
Honorary Senator
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Myrth

Population32.713 billion

CapitalMyrantos
LeaderStavros Djubric

CurrencyMyrthan Soul
Animalblack dragon

The Power and Glory of Myrth is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Stavros Djubric with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.713 billion Myrthians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrantos. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Myrthian economy, worth an astonishing 25,089 trillion Myrthan Souls a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 766,963 Myrthan Souls, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,680,061 per year while the poor average 30,949, a ratio of 183 to 1.

Mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of black dragons and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied black dragon, and pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Myrth's national animal is the black dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Myrth is ranked 83rd in the world and 2nd in the Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 51,979.51 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Economic Output: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 32ndHighest Average Incomes: 32ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 40thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40thFattest Citizens: 48thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 61stMost Scientifically Advanced: 64thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69thMost Avoided: 72ndLargest Populations: 74thLargest Gambling Industry: 83rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 85thLargest Mining Sector: 89thMost Armed: 94thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 143rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 146thLargest Retail Industry: 156thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 211thRudest Citizens: 228thSmartest Citizens: 251stLargest Information Technology Sector: 375thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 412thLargest Publishing Industry: 423rdMost Secular: 539thMost Corrupt Governments: 682ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 799thHighest Crime Rates: 839thLargest Governments: 1,004thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,321stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,858thLargest Black Market: 2,556thMost Cultured: 3,762ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,834thMost Pro-Market: 5,505thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,692ndMost Influential: 7,658th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 116th in the regionMost Influential: 126th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 136th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 186th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 412th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 631st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 696th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied black dragon.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of black dragons and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Myrth's influence in The Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Myrth altered its national flag.

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