by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,090th Lowest Crime Rates: 1,145th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,173rd
The Sovereign of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Bow before your Leader!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.207 billion

FaithLords of Kobol

AnimalBald Eagle

The Sovereign of Uprus is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Anubis with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.207 billion Uprusians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Xandar. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Uprusian economy, worth a remarkable 2,380 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 258,576 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance, and a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Uprus's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lords of Kobol.

Uprus is ranked 25,272nd in the world and 287th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,602.01 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 1,090thLowest Crime Rates: 1,145thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,173rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,447thTop
Largest Black Market: 1,554thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,592ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,752ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,781stMost Secular: 1,878thLargest Governments: 1,899thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,958thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,006thBest Weather: 2,100thHealthiest Citizens: 2,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,274thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,298thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,303rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,379thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,418thHighest Average Incomes: 2,587thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,994thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,048thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,302ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,357thMost Developed: 3,403rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,640thHighest Economic Output: 4,798thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,094thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,542ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,575thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,086thSmartest Citizens: 6,402ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,180thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,131stLargest Publishing Industry: 10,839thMost Cultured: 14,885th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 47th in the regionBest Weather: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 56th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 61st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 61st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 67th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 68th in the regionMost Developed: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 77th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 92nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, the government is notorious for leaving citizens with almost nothing from their inheritance.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, the only way to escape lengthy prison terms is in a body bag.
  • : Uprus was endorsed by The Democratic States of DVVK.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Uprus.
  • : Uprus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Uprus, the Uprusian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances.


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