by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 1,921st Most Primitive: 2,287th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,859th
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The Crater of Atom

Population1.455 billion

CapitalThe Crater of Atom

Currencybottle cap

The Radioactive Remnants of of The Crater of Atom is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, feral children, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.455 billion cultists 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, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Crater of Atom. The average income tax rate is 68.6%.

The strong radioactive economy, worth 84.5 trillion bottle caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 58,081 bottle caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

Rioting and unrest sweep the nation, every day at 4am cultists wake to pray for the sun to rise, the military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency, and cigarettes are dead-cheap. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Crater of Atom's national animal is the rad, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Crater of Atom is ranked 48,280th in the world and 1,947th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Most Armed: 1,921stMost Primitive: 2,287thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,859thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,919thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,905thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,549thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,119thMost Avoided: 9,586thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,253rdLargest Black Market: 15,256th
Most Armed: 95th in the regionMost Primitive: 128th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 373rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 383rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 528th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 554th in the regionMost Avoided: 585th in the region

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