by Max Barry

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Nudest: 1,377thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,791stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,577th
The Principality of
Father Knows Best State
Faith carries us, faith protects us
Angela McAdams
Eminence Grise
Diplomacy Officer
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population7.861 billion

LeaderAngela McAdams


The Principality of Saltbridge is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Angela McAdams with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.861 billion Saltians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Saltbridgean economy, worth 625 trillion Salterlings a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 79,527 Salterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government seizes all major gold finds, the military has declared that 'a woman's place is in the mess hall', the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones, and legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saltbridge's national animal is the Warewolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Saltbridge is ranked 17,570th in the world and 2nd in Zecrarth for Most Cultured, scoring 91 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Nudest: 1,377thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 4,791stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,577thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,571stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,920thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,965thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,042ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,490thMost Secular: 17,546thMost Cultured: 17,570thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,326thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,714thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,857thLargest Governments: 28,823rd

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