by Max Barry

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Nudest: 6,837thFattest Citizens: 7,487thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,651st
The Archetypical Evil Empire of
Father Knows Best State
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
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Rebels and Saints

Population2.791 billion

CapitalThe Tenth Circle of Hell
FaithArcane Magic


The Archetypical Evil Empire of Rebels and Saints is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by nobody with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.791 billion rebels and saints are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Tenth Circle of Hell. The average income tax rate is 55.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming rebellious and saintly economy, worth 339 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 121,581 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Frisbee games on college quadrangles are grounds for expulsion, more sidewalk is dedicated to animals than people, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, and mysterious black helicopters menace farmers to ensure compliance with straitjacketing agricultural policies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rebels and Saints's national animal is the fer-de-lance, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Arcane Magic.

Rebels and Saints is ranked 181,827th in the world and 11th in United Nations of Liberalia for Most Primitive, scoring -181.75 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Nudest: 6,837thFattest Citizens: 7,487thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,651stTop
Largest Black Market: 10,585thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,852ndLargest Retail Industry: 12,076thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,092ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,860thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,255thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19,217thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,154thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,642nd
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the region

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