by Max Barry

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Lowest Crime Rates: 709th Most Corrupt Governments: 884th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 977th
The Gin and Tonic of
Corporate Police State
Hell is empty and all the devils are here
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.252 billion

LeaderTim Stark
FaithThe Old Gods


The Gin and Tonic of Tim-Opolis is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, enslaved workforce, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 17.252 billion Northerners are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, 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 Winterfell. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The thriving Tim-Opolisian economy, worth a remarkable 4,122 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 238,945 Crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 970,776 per year while the poor average 39,097, a ratio of 24.8 to 1.

There's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, retail staff are trained to take both inside leg measurements and the lives of their enemies, unused plastic recycling bins are being dumped into landfills by the tonne, and a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tim-Opolis's national animal is the Direwolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Old Gods.

Tim-Opolis is ranked 18,198th in the world and 26th in Spiritus for Most Authoritarian, with 1.86 Stalins.

Lowest Crime Rates: 709thMost Corrupt Governments: 884thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 977thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,509thHighest Economic Output: 1,594thLargest Governments: 1,594thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,661stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,694thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,735thLargest Mining Sector: 1,797thFattest Citizens: 1,903rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,277thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,593rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,768thHighest Average Incomes: 2,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,194thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,000thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,144thMost Conservative: 4,512thLargest Populations: 5,400thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,808thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,898thSmartest Citizens: 8,247thMost Avoided: 8,412thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,765thMost Influential: 9,512thLargest Retail Industry: 11,906thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,169thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,326thMost Extreme: 13,786thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,364thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,672ndLargest Black Market: 16,509thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,551st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Extreme: 21st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 26th in the region

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