by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 8th Largest Retail Industry: 11th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th
The Eternal Misfortune of
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Population8.015 billion


The Eternal Misfortune of Pallidonia is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, feral children, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.015 billion Pallidonians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Law & Order and Environment not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pallidonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,262 trillion Horses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 282,343 Horses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,453,088 per year while the poor average 5,150, a ratio of 476 to 1.

Citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path, and preservative-laden Pallidonian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Pallidonia's national animal is the Dollar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pallidonia is ranked 15,807th in the world and 573rd in the South Pacific for Most Devout, with 1,393.97 Prayers Per Hour.

Rudest Citizens: 8thLargest Retail Industry: 11thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Armed: 21stLargest Gambling Industry: 37thFattest Citizens: 75thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rdMost Rebellious Youth: 134thMost Avoided: 149thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 152ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 156thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 189thMost Ignorant Citizens: 210thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 293rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 744thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,062ndHighest Drug Use: 1,321stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,346thMost Extreme: 1,375thMost Politically Free: 1,376thLargest Mining Sector: 1,515thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,821stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,960thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,065thMost Pro-Market: 2,147thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,045thHighest Economic Output: 4,513thMost Efficient Economies: 4,533rdNudest: 6,125thMost Cultured: 6,888thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,724thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,765thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,970thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,974thLargest Black Market: 11,217thMost Stationary: 12,611thMost Influential: 15,731stMost Devout: 15,807th
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 15th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 75th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 80th in the regionNudest: 132nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 159th in the regionMost Cultured: 202nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 245th in the regionMost Stationary: 274th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 290th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 296th in the regionLargest Populations: 305th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 324th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 573rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pallidonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, preservative-laden Pallidonian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the Dollar stadiums are open 24/7.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, books are considered luxuries only available to the incredibly wealthy.


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