by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 287thLargest Insurance Industry: 307thLargest Mining Sector: 530th
The Corporate Dystopia of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The Gear of Progress crushes the sloth and the layabout
Hunteth Veredon
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population10.247 billion

LeaderHunteth Veredon
FaithThe Gearian Faith


The Corporate Dystopia of Valerox is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hunteth Veredon with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.247 billion Valeroxians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silith. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Valeroxian economy, worth a remarkable 3,949 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 385,413 Credits, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,719,844 per year while the poor average 18,407, a ratio of 147 to 1.

Citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, crooks and people with too many kids are being kicked out of the country, many of the country's largest dumps can be seen from space, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Valerox's national animal is the Consumer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Gearian Faith.

Valerox is ranked 207,247th in the world and 412th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Longest Average Lifespans, with 29.8 Years.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 287thLargest Insurance Industry: 307thLargest Mining Sector: 530thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 548thLargest Black Market: 571stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 614thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 740thMost Corrupt Governments: 747thMost Avoided: 763rdHighest Average Incomes: 831stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 879thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,328thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,342ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,360thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,365thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,459thFattest Citizens: 1,500thLargest Retail Industry: 1,546thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,679thMost Devout: 2,754thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,955thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,103rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,128thMost Efficient Economies: 3,161stMost Influential: 3,739thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,916thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,047thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,693rdLargest Governments: 4,869thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,016thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,798thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,178thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,018thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,204thLowest Crime Rates: 9,364thMost Conservative: 9,493rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,700thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,416thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,390thRudest Citizens: 19,971st
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Devout: 24th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the region

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