by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 6,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,366thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,247th
The Desolation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Silver and Gold
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population13.463 billion

CapitalSmaug City
Faitha major religion


The Desolation of Smaug is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 13.463 billion Smaugians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smaug City. The average income tax rate is 70.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Smaugian economy, worth a remarkable 1,419 trillion Silvers a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 105,450 Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The internet has been placed under government control, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, and programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smaug's national animal is the dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is a major religion.

Smaug is ranked 26,433rd in the world and 51st in Middle Earth for Most Stationary, with 739.3912281782 Days.

Largest Black Market: 6,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,366thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,247thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,680thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,346thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,361stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,732ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,580thTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,782ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,327thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,360thMost Developed: 19,055thLargest Populations: 20,673rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,341st
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the region

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