by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,568thLargest Gambling Industry: 16,691stLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,509th
The Federation of
Corporate Bordello
From Many, One
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Screams of Agony 27

Population1.569 billion


The Federation of Screams of Agony 27 is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-working, democratic population of 1.569 billion Screams of Agony 27ians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Public Transport. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.3%.

The very strong Screams of Agony 27ian economy, worth 87.4 trillion pounds a year, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 55,720 pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 178,075 per year while the poor average 13,244, a ratio of 13.4 to 1.

Major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, war criminals are given full state funerals, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, and rich people sell their mansions to pay for endless rows of mobile homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Screams of Agony 27's national animal is the fox, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Screams of Agony 27 is ranked 85,159th in the world and 1,314th in Artificial Solar System for Most Developed, scoring 58.21 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,568thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 16,691stLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,509th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 237th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 239th in the regionTop
Most Pro-Market: 328th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 371st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 381st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 412th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 418th in the regionNicest Citizens: 489th in the region

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