by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 500thLowest Crime Rates: 708thMost Developed: 1,072nd
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Failure is not fatal.
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.768 billion

LeaderJameson King


The Empire of Tertania is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jameson King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.768 billion Tertanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, 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 Isonphis. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Tertanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,423 trillion Tertans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 246,772 Tertans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens select which government department gets their income tax Tertans each year, endangered species are effective hostages against the Tertanian military, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, and cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tertania's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tertania is ranked 229,717th in the world and 218th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Inclusive, scoring 6.53 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Secular: 500thLowest Crime Rates: 708thMost Developed: 1,072ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,270thHealthiest Citizens: 1,471stLargest Governments: 1,541stMost Patriotic: 1,547thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,576thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,720thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,830thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,855thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,897thMost Influential: 1,899thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,077thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,214thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,266thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,358thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,871stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,288thBest Weather: 3,354thMost Efficient Economies: 3,638thHighest Average Incomes: 3,698thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,857thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,480thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,808thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,144thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,508thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,879thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,233rdTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,693rdHighest Economic Output: 12,753rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,397thLargest Insurance Industry: 21,620th
Longest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the region

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