by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 909th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,671st Largest Black Market: 3,904th
The Materialistic State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
All matter be assigned with a numerical value of purity
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Materialistic State of Sturcture is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Max Planck with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, triple-decker prams, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.876 billion Comrades 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Entropy. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sturcturean economy, worth 978 trillion Photons a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 124,196 Photons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Sturcture to be bombproof, and builders across Sturcture are blocked up with orders for new public loos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sturcture's national animal is the Two-Headed Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Entropy.

Sturcture is ranked 88,263rd in the world and 4,286th in the Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 2.28 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 909thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,671stLargest Black Market: 3,904thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,079thLargest Mining Sector: 4,347thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,643rdFattest Citizens: 5,376thLowest Crime Rates: 5,980thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,676thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,150thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,479thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,191stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,531stLargest Governments: 10,516thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,620thHighest Economic Output: 10,700thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,243rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,608thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,997thMost Efficient Economies: 14,018thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,255thMost Authoritarian: 14,459thMost Conservative: 16,947th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionLargest Black Market: 62nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 101st in the regionFattest Citizens: 125th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 141st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 152nd in the regionLargest Populations: 172nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 177th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 191st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 217th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 254th in the regionLargest Governments: 288th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 299th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 303rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 307th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 313th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 368th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 434th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 557th in the regionMost Developed: 653rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 754th in the regionMost Secular: 853rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 853rd in the regionMost Conservative: 862nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, builders across Sturcture are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, new safety regulations require all cars manufactured in Sturcture to be bombproof.
  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.
  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Sturcture's influence in The Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Sturcture was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Sturcture was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Sturcture was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in Sturcture, the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room.

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