by Max Barry

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Highest Crime Rates: 245thMost Armed: 345thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 387th
The Republic of
Named after a real place in Vermont!
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Population12.511 billion

CapitalTarbellville City


The Republic of Tarbellville is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.511 billion Tarbellvilleans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals is effectively ruled by the Department of Public Transport, with International Aid also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarbellville City. Income tax is unheard of.

The large but stagnant Tarbellvillean economy, worth 141 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Gambling, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 11,284 Dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 93,894 per year while the poor average 269, a ratio of 348 to 1.

Military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, schoolyard sandboxes resemble ashtrays due to the large number of cigarette butts, and wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tarbellville's national animal is the Cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tarbellville is ranked 232,894th in the world and 4th in Isolation for Most Pacifist, with 3.88 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Highest Crime Rates: 245thMost Armed: 345thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 387thFattest Citizens: 635thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 767thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 878thMost Avoided: 885thRudest Citizens: 898thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,006thHighest Drug Use: 1,793rdTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,277thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,605thNudest: 10,162ndTop
Most Politically Free: 15,667thMost Pro-Market: 16,265thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,291stMost Extreme: 17,567thMost Secular: 19,783rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,619thMost Influential: 20,902ndLargest Populations: 21,406thMost Corrupt Governments: 22,087th

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