by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,312thMost Influential: 4,665thMost Patriotic: 8,233rd
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Population454 million



The Dominion of Sterulia is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 454 million Sterulians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fenwick. The average income tax rate is 49.6%.

The powerhouse Sterulian economy, worth 54.5 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 120,054 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

The new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, foreign lack of enthusiasm for Sterulian nose-flute disco metal is seen as a reasonable casus belli, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and half-submerged and flooded seaside hotels are technically still next to the beach. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sterulia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Sterulia is ranked 91,184th in the world and 5,009th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,319.44 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,312thTop
Most Influential: 4,665thMost Patriotic: 8,233rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,850thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,184thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,399thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,800thTop
Most Cultured: 14,988thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,159thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,989thMost Devout: 24,562nd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 292nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 329th in the regionMost Patriotic: 340th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 363rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 495th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 626th in the regionLargest Black Market: 671st in the regionMost Cultured: 765th in the regionMost Devout: 799th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 801st in the regionMost Armed: 964th in the regionMost Influential: 1,001st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,081st in the region

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