by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6th Highest Crime Rates: 20th Most Rebellious Youth: 23rd
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Population26.712 billion

CapitalSehlysdre City


The Incorporated States of Sehlysdre is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Caoilfhinn with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 26.712 billion Sehlysdreans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sehlysdre City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sehlysdrean economy, worth an astonishing 10,516 trillion Thalers a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 393,689 Thalers, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.

One does not simply walk into the tundra, crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, and bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sehlysdre's national animal is the Tiger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sehlysdre is ranked 1,999th in the world and 27th in the South Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Rebellious Youth: 23rdMost Armed: 23rdFattest Citizens: 47thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 56thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 85thMost Avoided: 113thLeast Corrupt Governments: 121stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 140thLargest Retail Industry: 180thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 187thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 194thLargest Mining Sector: 211thLargest Gambling Industry: 214thRudest Citizens: 227thHighest Disposable Incomes: 249thHighest Economic Output: 259thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 261stHighest Average Incomes: 554thMost Stationary: 629thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 723rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 894thLargest Publishing Industry: 964thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,469thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,766thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,849thMost Efficient Economies: 1,999thLargest Populations: 2,069thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,633rdHighest Poor Incomes: 2,800thSmartest Citizens: 3,654thMost Politically Free: 4,399thLargest Black Market: 4,816thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,855thNudest: 6,882ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,295thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,671stMost Influential: 8,993rdMost Secular: 9,612thMost Extreme: 11,897thLargest Insurance Industry: 14,624thMost Pro-Market: 15,097th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionMost Politically Free: 65th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 72nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 85th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 117th in the regionNudest: 142nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 272nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 347th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 424th in the regionMost Extreme: 498th in the regionMost Influential: 546th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 552nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 562nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Sehlysdre was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, crackheads chase drug-loaded drones in hopes of a lucky drop.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, one does not simply walk into the tundra.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Caoilfhinn's desk.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, a few immigrants are better than no immigrants according to Caoilfhinn.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.
  • : Following new legislation in Sehlysdre, the new 'Who Wants To Be A Politician' election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.


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