by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 8th Largest Retail Industry: 11th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th
The Eternal Misfortune of
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Population9.267 billion


The Eternal Misfortune of Pallidonia is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 9.267 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 2,746 trillion Horses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 296,422 Horses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,874,008 per year while the poor average 1,474, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

The government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, and all tariffs have been abolished. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pallidonia is ranked 175,369th in the world and 7,944th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 0.23 Quips Per Hour.

Rudest Citizens: 8thLargest Retail Industry: 11thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15thHighest Crime Rates: 15thMost Armed: 18thLargest Gambling Industry: 27thFattest Citizens: 65thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 82ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 93rdMost Rebellious Youth: 117thMost Avoided: 127thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 144thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 148thMost Ignorant Citizens: 178thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 245thMost Extreme: 311thHighest Disposable Incomes: 636thMost Cheerful Citizens: 920thHighest Drug Use: 1,025thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,308thMost Pro-Market: 1,433rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,434thLargest Mining Sector: 1,558thHighest Average Incomes: 1,625thMost Politically Free: 1,710thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,886thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,616thHighest Economic Output: 3,775thMost Efficient Economies: 4,362ndMost Cultured: 5,929thNudest: 6,264thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,146thMost Devout: 8,422ndTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 9,779thMost Stationary: 10,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,425thLargest Black Market: 11,025thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,149thMost Influential: 14,768thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,354th
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 148th in the regionNudest: 157th in the regionMost Cultured: 173rd in the regionMost Devout: 194th in the regionMost Stationary: 198th in the regionLargest Populations: 231st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 278th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 305th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 343rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 393rd in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 629th in the regionMost Inclusive: 744th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 759th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, all tariffs have been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the government's suicide hotline now redirects callers to local tax lawyers.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the newest shade developed by Pallidonia's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, pet rocks are sold by the pound.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Pallidonia, the government baselessly accuses foreign dignitaries of being assassins.


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