by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,045th Nudest: 5,356th Most Scientifically Advanced: 7,734th
The Community of
Corrupt Dictatorship
If you see something say nothing
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.762 billion

CapitalShayde Hollow
LeaderKeria Storm

AnimalOwl Bear

The Community of Stormvale is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Keria Storm with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.762 billion Stormvaleans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shayde Hollow. The average income tax rate is 81.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stormvalean economy, worth 373 trillion Moneys a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 135,328 Moneys, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People caught mistreating Stormvale's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, prosecutors routinely call transplant doctors as 'expert witnesses' in burglary cases, and Shayde Hollow is a police state during international summits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Stormvale's national animal is the Owl Bear, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Stormvale is ranked 92,576th in the world and 3,224th in Balder for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,080.21 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 2,045thNudest: 5,356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,734thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,752ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,857thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,748thLowest Crime Rates: 8,873rdTop
Most Secular: 9,456thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,844thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,913thMost Developed: 11,462ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,004thLargest Governments: 12,256thMost Inclusive: 12,457thHealthiest Citizens: 12,815thMost Cultured: 12,838thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,454thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,902ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,012thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,727thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,278thHighest Average Incomes: 16,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 17,107thMost Efficient Economies: 17,356thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,836thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,871stLongest Average Lifespans: 17,948th
Most Influential: 7th in the regionTop
Nudest: 241st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 278th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 296th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 373rd in the regionMost Secular: 413th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 433rd in the regionMost Developed: 465th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 467th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 473rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 486th in the regionMost Inclusive: 527th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 538th in the regionMost Cultured: 558th in the region

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