by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 5,343rd Rudest Citizens: 5,513th Largest Information Technology Sector: 7,099th
The Shield and Sword of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
This flag is a tribute to the nontraitorous true friend
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.142 billion

FaithDon't be a Traitor


The Shield and Sword of RunDown is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Jarrett with an even hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 7.142 billion RunDownians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cloverfield. The average income tax rate is 68.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient RunDownian economy, worth a remarkable 1,000 trillion PACS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 140,053 PACS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Jarrett Pics" has made Jarrett's mom a celebrity, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air RunDown flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. RunDown's national animal is the Wolverine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Don't be a Traitor.

RunDown is ranked 49,301st in the world and 33rd in Abydos for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Devout: 5,343rdRudest Citizens: 5,513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,099thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,732ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,929thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,969thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,003rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,069thSafest: 9,081stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,679thLargest Retail Industry: 11,355thBest Weather: 11,497thMost Developed: 11,550thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,148thHealthiest Citizens: 12,312thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,640thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,762ndLongest Average Lifespans: 13,979thHighest Economic Output: 13,981stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,344thHighest Average Incomes: 14,514thMost Efficient Economies: 14,706th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the region

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