by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 674th Most Advanced Public Transport: 853rd Most Influential: 1,131st
The Armed Democracy of
Moralistic Democracy
Upon will fight, Uplon will triumph, Uplon will rule
President Uplon
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Armed Democracy of Uplon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Uplon with an even hand, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.378 billion Uplonians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pley. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Uplonian economy, worth 776 trillion Decas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 177,405 Decas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, increasing numbers of children in Uplon have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers, and corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Uplon's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Uplon is ranked 140,471st in the world and 7,032nd in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -12.41 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 853rdMost Influential: 1,131stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,439thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,517thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1,610thLargest Governments: 1,698thSafest: 1,844thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,899thMost Developed: 2,212thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,695thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,785thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,871stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,993rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,043rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,651stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,255thHealthiest Citizens: 4,430thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,533rdSmartest Citizens: 4,566thBest Weather: 4,702ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,122ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,204thHighest Average Incomes: 6,830thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,688thMost Efficient Economies: 10,204thMost Secular: 12,055thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,259thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,958thHighest Economic Output: 14,046thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,375thMost Stationary: 14,781st
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 73rd in the regionLargest Governments: 74th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionTop
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Safest: 82nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 112th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 114th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 126th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 172nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 196th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 204th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 207th in the regionBest Weather: 223rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 233rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 243rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 246th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 266th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 342nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 382nd in the regionMost Influential: 389th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 432nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 436th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 460th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 542nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 586th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 613th in the regionLargest Populations: 639th in the regionMost Secular: 667th in the region

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