by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,057th Most Pro-Market: 2,077th Highest Crime Rates: 8,499th
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The Republic of Racing is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, restrictive gun laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 11.286 billion Racingians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, International Aid, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Racing City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.1%.

The strong Racingian economy, worth 555 trillion Checkered Flags a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 49,217 Checkered Flags, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 461,151 per year while the poor average 440, a ratio of 1,046 to 1.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, trespassers often find themselves impaled by crossbow bolts, seafood restaurants assure customers 'If it lives in the sea, it's on our menu', and artificial intelligence seeking exciting work are overcome with ennui. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Racing's national animal is the Speed Demon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Racing is ranked 68,329th in the world and 27th in Esportiva for Highest Drug Use, scoring 74.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,057thMost Pro-Market: 2,077thHighest Crime Rates: 8,499thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,588thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,922ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,288thLargest Populations: 10,677thFattest Citizens: 13,989thMost Avoided: 16,194th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Racing's influence in Esportiva rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Racing's influence in Esportiva fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Racing's influence in Esportiva rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Racing lodged a message on the Esportiva Regional Message Board.
  • : Racing was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Racing was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Racing was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Racing's influence in Esportiva rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Racing was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Racing's influence in Esportiva rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".


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