by Max Barry

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Highest Drug Use: 512th Largest Mining Sector: 1,288th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,349th
The Tiefling Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Kneel to the Crown, Stand in the Sun
Empress Havilar Balorfist
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Some

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The Tiefling Empire of Novovaria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Havilar Balorfist with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 8.353 billion Novovarians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varieale. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Novovarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,481 trillion Lucs 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 Automobile Manufacturing. 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 177,382 Lucs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Empress Havilar Balorfist's bedroom, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Novovaria's national animal is the Wolverine, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Calishism.

Novovaria is ranked 42,369th in the world and 106th in Wintreath for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 1,448.22 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Drug Use: 512thLargest Mining Sector: 1,288thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,349thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,405thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,671stTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,757thMost Avoided: 2,059thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,461stLargest Black Market: 2,588thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,091stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,864thLowest Crime Rates: 4,298thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,384thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,696thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,381stHighest Economic Output: 6,828thHighest Average Incomes: 7,125thTop
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Most Secular: 11,038thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,606thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,340th
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Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Novovaria's influence in Wintreath rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Novovaria's influence in Wintreath rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Novovaria was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Novovaria, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Novovaria, the masses are surrendering their civil liberties without complaint for the sake of shopping convenience.
  • : Following new legislation in Novovaria, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Empress Havilar Balorfist's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Novovaria, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in Novovaria, they say that Empress Havilar Balorfist's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia.
  • : Novovaria's influence in Wintreath rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Novovaria's influence in Wintreath rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".

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