by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 4,364thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,484thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,994th
The Not So Holy Purple Land of
Capitalist Paradise
Housing All Who Pay
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population720 million



The Not So Holy Purple Land of Pythaga is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 720 million Pythagans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pythia. The average income tax rate is 9.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Pythagan economy, worth 94.2 trillion Pyths a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 130,862 Pyths, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police, military spending is on the increase, and inheritance tax has recently been abolished. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pythaga's national animal is the Cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Pythaga is ranked 201,389th in the world and 438th in Forest for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -15.49 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Secular: 4,364thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,484thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,994thRudest Citizens: 7,822ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,568thLargest Retail Industry: 9,786thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,835thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,187thMost Avoided: 12,775thMost Efficient Economies: 13,163rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,047thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,776thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,243rdMost Influential: 16,557thFattest Citizens: 18,313thHighest Average Incomes: 18,464thSmartest Citizens: 18,738thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,338thMost Developed: 19,459thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,144thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,466th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 33rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionMost Secular: 39th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 41st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 44th in the region

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