by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 390thMost Patriotic: 470thMost Influential: 844th
The Winter Wasteland of
Father Knows Best State
Blessed be the regulations.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Of Emptiness

Population3.908 billion

CapitalBlue Moon Space Station
FaithFighting Zombies

AnimalNormal Zombie

The Winter Wasteland of Of Emptiness is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Demolitionist with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.908 billion Towers 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 Administration, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Blue Moon Space Station. The average income tax rate is 93.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Flooded economy, worth a remarkable 1,416 trillion Coins 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, 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 362,496 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Everyone seems to be pushing the buttons of AIs, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, Of Emptiness has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados, and there is a heavy social stigma attached to e-cigarettes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Of Emptiness's national animal is the Normal Zombie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Fighting Zombies.

Of Emptiness is ranked 5,402nd in the world and 289th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 123.49 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 390thMost Patriotic: 470thMost Influential: 844thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,189thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,196thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,274thHighest Average Incomes: 1,310thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,543rdMost Secular: 1,586thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,968thLargest Mining Sector: 2,008thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,362ndLargest Black Market: 2,446thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,559thMost Efficient Economies: 2,669thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,823rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,951stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,143rdLargest Insurance Industry: 3,161stLargest Governments: 3,718thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,922ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,116thMost Developed: 4,963rdSmartest Citizens: 5,402ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,013thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,085thLargest Retail Industry: 6,125thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,354thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,622ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,990thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,007thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,794thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,617thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,251stTop
Highest Economic Output: 14,302ndMost Cultured: 15,824th
Most Patriotic: 22nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 46th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 79th in the regionMost Secular: 80th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 89th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 126th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 131st in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 156th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 170th in the regionLargest Governments: 198th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 218th in the regionMost Influential: 236th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 278th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 283rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 289th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 290th in the regionMost Developed: 296th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 328th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 340th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 434th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 449th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 464th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 470th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 518th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 680th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 805th in the regionRudest Citizens: 1,026th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,070th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,155th in the region

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