by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 954thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,059thRudest Citizens: 1,148th
The Dominion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Sic vis pacem, para bellem
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.368 billion

CapitalNuke Town
LeaderVipey McViper
FaithReformed Unicorns


The Dominion of Viperina is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Vipey McViper with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 6.368 billion Vipers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nuke Town. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Viper economy, worth a remarkable 1,683 trillion Vipers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 264,432 Vipers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 796,870 per year while the poor average 68,410, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

Politicians are fired for opening subjective statements with "I believe", residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, and economists claim no news is good news. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Viperina's national animal is the Unicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Reformed Unicorns.

Viperina is ranked 145,284th in the world and 4,347th in the West Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 433.88 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 954thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,059thRudest Citizens: 1,148thFattest Citizens: 1,382ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,463rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,908thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,188thMost Avoided: 2,256thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,559thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,803rdMost Armed: 2,852ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,076thHighest Average Incomes: 3,358thMost Devout: 3,532ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,780thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,804thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,823rdLargest Black Market: 4,537thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,589thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,691stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,892ndMost Influential: 5,213thMost Efficient Economies: 6,108thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,240thMost Inclusive: 6,498thHighest Crime Rates: 7,421stLargest Publishing Industry: 9,781stSmartest Citizens: 9,996thMost Patriotic: 10,214thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,868thHighest Economic Output: 11,732ndMost Cultured: 12,255thLargest Governments: 12,659thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,961stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,952ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,275thMost Stationary: 23,285thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,150thMost Average: 25,377thHighest Food Quality: 25,806th
Rudest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 29th in the regionMost Avoided: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Armed: 38th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Devout: 47th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 65th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 71st in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 74th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 104th in the regionMost Influential: 141st in the regionMost Inclusive: 142nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 143rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 162nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 164th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 168th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 184th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 189th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Governments: 200th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionMost Cultured: 224th in the regionMost Stationary: 237th in the regionMost Average: 295th in the regionNudest: 304th in the regionLargest Populations: 359th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 447th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 485th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 489th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 497th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 526th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 535th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 536th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Viperina was endorsed by The Snarky Solar Observer of Bhang Bhang Duc.
  • : Viperina was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Viperina was endorsed by The Federal Republic of High Wings.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, politicians are fired for opening subjective statements with "I believe".
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, the nation's children are known for being even more apathetic and cynical than their parents.
  • : Following new legislation in Viperina, a government program is underway to revitalize Viperina's beaches.