by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 20,425th
The Rogue Nation of
Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Names Are Too Hard

Population1.812 billion


Animalbald nosed goat-monster

The Rogue Nation of Names Are Too Hard is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, public floggings, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.812 billion Names Are Too Hardians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mistake-Ville. The average income tax rate is 58.9%.

The sizeable but inefficient Names Are Too Hardian economy, worth 94.7 trillion monies 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, Uranium Mining, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Retail. 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 52,271 monies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied bald nosed goat-monster, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, and Names Are Too Hard has designated Mistake-Ville as its capital city. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Names Are Too Hard's national animal is the bald nosed goat-monster, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Names Are Too Hard is ranked 68,999th in the world and 6th in Alyr for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.4 Bank.

Most Rebellious Youth: 20,425th

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