by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 162ndLargest Black Market: 288thHighest Poor Incomes: 347th
The Galactic Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Responsibility, Duty, Honor And Sacrifice For Peace.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population18.669 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Arthur Tannenbay
FaithThe Order of Odin


The Galactic Federation of Odinburgh is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Arthur Tannenbay with an even hand, and notable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The compassionate, cheerful population of 18.669 billion Odinburghians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thorheim. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Odinburghian economy, worth a remarkable 7,789 trillion Rawas 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, 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 an amazing 417,229 Rawas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Graffiti graces every city's streets, the dartboard at the Odinburghian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Prime Minister Arthur Tannenbay's face, most mothers are forced to quit their jobs to care for infants, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Odinburgh. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Odinburgh's national animal is the Raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Order of Odin.

Odinburgh is ranked 208,731st in the world and 46th in Novus Lucidum for Least Corrupt Governments, with 1.8 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 162ndLargest Black Market: 288thHighest Poor Incomes: 347thMost Valuable International Artwork: 494thMost Scientifically Advanced: 506thLargest Publishing Industry: 581stHighest Average Incomes: 617thLargest Agricultural Sector: 703rdHighest Economic Output: 721stMost Corrupt Governments: 736thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 959thLowest Crime Rates: 998thSmartest Citizens: 1,007thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,020thMost Cultured: 1,032ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,033rdMost Secular: 1,089thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,196thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,479thMost Armed: 1,480thLargest Governments: 1,571stMost Inclusive: 1,721stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,762ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,917thTop
Most Developed: 2,301stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,029thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,137thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,243rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,337thLargest Retail Industry: 3,549thMost Efficient Economies: 3,941stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,721stRudest Citizens: 4,915thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,254thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,591stNicest Citizens: 5,939thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,214thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,243rdMost Influential: 6,821stLargest Populations: 7,413thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,912thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,836thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,287thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,298thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,175th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the region

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