by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 353rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,019thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,161st
The Communal Union of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Freedom For All.
Immigration Officer
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Political Freedom

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The Ice States

Population1.618 billion

CapitalSouthport City
LeaderCourtney Hazelbush


The Communal Union of The Ice States is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Courtney Hazelbush with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, complete lack of prisons, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.618 billion Icers 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Southport City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ice economy, worth 248 trillion guineas a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 153,730 guineas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,406,189 per year while the poor average 1,819, a ratio of 772 to 1.

Ceremonial zweihänders are used in holy rituals, teachers are skilled at leaving no evidence of child cruelty, the government violently suppresses separatist movements, and skyscrapers get built in just days. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Ice States's national animal is the parrot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Ice States is ranked 260,724th in the world and 163rd in Greater Dienstad for Highest Drug Use, scoring 36.83 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 353rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,019thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,161stHighest Crime Rates: 1,211thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,293rdMost Avoided: 1,342ndMost Armed: 1,566thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,649thFattest Citizens: 1,805thLargest Retail Industry: 2,206thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,440thMost Devout: 2,559thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,022ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,077thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,079thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 6,174thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,316thRudest Citizens: 6,562ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,379thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,024thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,528thMost Efficient Economies: 9,724thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,557thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 15,822ndMost Patriotic: 17,033rdLargest Insurance Industry: 17,408thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,443rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,457thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,517thMost Pro-Market: 29,060th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the region

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