by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 510th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 774th Largest Retail Industry: 791st
The Half-Baked Abrogation of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Never go into a strange oven without an exit strategy!
Studly Spud
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The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud

Population4.781 billion

LeaderStudly Spud


The Half-Baked Abrogation of The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Studly Spud with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, public floggings, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 4.781 billion Monster Mash are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spudtopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 19.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Mashed economy, worth a remarkable 1,335 trillion Chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 279,252 Chips, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,318,726 per year while the poor average 35,041, a ratio of 37.6 to 1.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, self-driving cars occasionally mow down pedestrians to avoid inconveniencing passengers, not many kids know Shakespeare's Hamlet but most of them have seen unofficial sequel Hamlet III - The Search For Osric, and restaurant owners fear visits from government officials more than the actual food critics. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud's national animal is the Spudazzle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Spudlyism.

The Botched Pejazzle of the Studly Spud is ranked 1,277th in the world and 6th in Spiritus for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 781.71 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 510thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 774thLargest Retail Industry: 791stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 835thHighest Crime Rates: 852ndMost Rebellious Youth: 909thFattest Citizens: 1,035thMost Armed: 1,130thNudest: 1,184thRudest Citizens: 1,253rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,277thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,362ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,413thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,578thMost Avoided: 1,621stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,724thHighest Average Incomes: 1,817thMost Cultured: 1,952ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,036thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,547thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,830thLargest Black Market: 2,870thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,947thSmartest Citizens: 3,076thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,347thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,485thMost Efficient Economies: 6,617thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,689thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,359thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,379thLargest Governments: 8,675thHighest Economic Output: 8,676thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,409thHighest Drug Use: 9,999thLargest Mining Sector: 11,434thMost Secular: 12,626thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,154thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,170th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the region

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