by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 102ndHighest Crime Rates: 582ndLargest Gambling Industry: 606th
The TNP's Favorite Adhesive of
Just Stick With It!
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Population4.143 billion

LeaderKing Gernot Pat

AnimalSticky Snake

The TNP's Favorite Adhesive of Tape is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Gernot Pat with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, ritual sacrifices, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.143 billion Tapeians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Healthcare and Administration also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ventyceyaria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Tapeian economy, worth 753 trillion Cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 181,957 Cards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 695,596 per year while the poor average 32,891, a ratio of 21.1 to 1.

Murder is sanctioned if the legal paperwork is filled out correctly, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, recent events in Dàguó have been classified 'for King Gernot Pat's eyes only', and Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tape's national animal is the Sticky Snake, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Nerdism.

Tape is ranked 59,483rd in the world and 1,520th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,006.98 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 102ndHighest Crime Rates: 582ndLargest Gambling Industry: 606thMost Armed: 819thMost Avoided: 957thMost Influential: 1,192ndRudest Citizens: 1,299thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,393rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,427thFattest Citizens: 1,428thLargest Retail Industry: 1,572ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,353rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,695thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,979thHighest Drug Use: 3,719thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,061stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,811thNudest: 6,395thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,519thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,714thHighest Average Incomes: 11,541stTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,469thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,366thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,491stMost Secular: 19,697thLargest Black Market: 22,818thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,155thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,406thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,455th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 43rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44th in the regionFattest Citizens: 50th in the regionRudest Citizens: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 72nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 84th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 95th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 125th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 156th in the regionNudest: 160th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 163rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 193rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 266th in the regionLargest Black Market: 325th in the regionMost Influential: 332nd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 415th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 423rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 444th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 477th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 484th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 694th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 704th in the region

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