by Max Barry

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Most Conservative: 3,563rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,100thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,194th
The Unimaginable Power of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.391 billion

LeaderThe Origin

Currencyfloating point operation

The Unimaginable Power of OLCF-4 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Origin with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, restrictive gun laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.391 billion virtual cores are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Origin. The average income tax rate is 68.4%.

The frighteningly efficient digital economy, worth 625 trillion floating point operations 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 Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 142,361 floating point operations, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens who fail to follow the official national religion are executed, virtual cores must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year, and children have nightmares about the eerie red glow and constant whirring of newly-installed machines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. OLCF-4's national animal is the bit, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Origin.

OLCF-4 is ranked 18,016th in the world and 1st in Allied Unions for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 278.73 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Conservative: 3,563rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,100thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,194thLargest Mining Sector: 6,285thMost Patriotic: 7,668thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,715thMost Authoritarian: 7,848thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,951stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,126thLargest Black Market: 10,195thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,476thTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 13,539thLowest Crime Rates: 14,068thMost Secular: 14,611thHighest Average Incomes: 17,565thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,016thMost Developed: 19,065thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,180thMost Efficient Economies: 22,339thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,533rdLargest Governments: 23,881stMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,155th

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