by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 479th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,189th Highest Crime Rates: 1,531st
The Republic of
By The People For The People
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Population1.059 billion


The Republic of Ouvrier is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.059 billion Ouvrierians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ouvrierian economy, worth 186 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 175,650 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 874,764 per year while the poor average 19,905, a ratio of 43.9 to 1.

Pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ouvrier's radio stations, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare", and artists are pillars of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ouvrier's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Ouvrier is ranked 15,070th in the world and 16th in Force for Most Developed, scoring 81.06 on the Human Development Index.

Rudest Citizens: 479thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,189thHighest Crime Rates: 1,531stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,685thMost Armed: 2,180thLargest Retail Industry: 2,209thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,469thFattest Citizens: 2,569thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,480thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,016thMost Avoided: 4,355thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,824thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,845thMost Politically Free: 5,492ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,023rdMost Extreme: 6,234thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,284thNudest: 6,355thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,420thMost Pro-Market: 7,646thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 8,284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,493rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,522ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,881stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,075thSmartest Citizens: 10,034thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,034thMost Efficient Economies: 11,320thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,725thMost Cultured: 12,819thLargest Mining Sector: 13,012thMost Inclusive: 13,208thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,876thMost Developed: 15,070th
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ouvrier's influence in Force rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare".
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ouvrier's radio stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, the government is pouring funds into the nation's welfare system.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance.
  • : Following new legislation in Ouvrier, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay.