by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,229thMost Influential: 5,238thLargest Mining Sector: 10,028th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We Will Endure
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population1.249 billion


The Empire of Scholar is a massive, safe nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, avant-garde cinema, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.249 billion Scholarians 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 23.5%.

The powerhouse Scholarian economy, worth 130 trillion books a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,698 books, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, fat-shaming is now public policy, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Scholar's national animal is the Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Scholar is ranked 64,677th in the world and 123rd in Conch Kingdom for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 2,689.43 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,229thMost Influential: 5,238thLargest Mining Sector: 10,028thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,225thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,350thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,685thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,096thLargest Retail Industry: 25,152nd
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 37th in the regionMost Average: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 45th in the regionFattest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the region

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