by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 633rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,875thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,983rd
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Concentration camps are bad unless I support them.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population261 million

AnimalBald Eagle

The Empire of Valtern is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 261 million Valternians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.1%.

The powerhouse Valternian economy, worth 22.7 trillion Valonias a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. Average income is 87,126 Valonias, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 783,435 per year while the poor average 1,213, a ratio of 645 to 1.

Libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it, bicyclists are banned from major roads, suicide victims often leave behind cash to cover the cost of their fines, and health-conscious denizens drink their dogs' water. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force. Valtern's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Valtern is ranked 101,143rd in the world and 4,164th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,383.44 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 633rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,875thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,983rdMost Influential: 6,127thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,191stFattest Citizens: 8,602ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,271stMost Conservative: 11,208thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,746thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,767thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,444thMost Pro-Market: 17,619thMost Extreme: 18,544thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20,721stLargest Gambling Industry: 22,130th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 92nd in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 269th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 272nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 274th in the regionFattest Citizens: 328th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 426th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 485th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 571st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 717th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 744th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 781st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 825th in the regionMost Avoided: 960th in the region

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