by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 447thLargest Black Market: 1,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,535th
The Grim Reaper of
Libertarian Police State
Peace through Power
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.636 billion

Leaderthe Grim Reaper

CurrencyFather's Dollar

The Grim Reaper of Vortiaganica is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grim Reaper with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.636 billion Vortiaganicans are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel. The average income tax rate is 72.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Vortiaganican economy, worth a remarkable 3,977 trillion Father's Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 213,431 Father's Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Diaper ads feature vertically-challenged adults wearing bootees, carbon-footprint restrictions are making businesses walk, government policies change at the drop of a rabbit, and disgruntled jocks are forced to play tetris for entertainment. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Vortiaganica's national animal is the Dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ismism.

Vortiaganica is ranked 13,241st in the world and 14th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Largest Governments, scoring 30.53 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 447thLargest Black Market: 1,354thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,535thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,698thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,790thMost Cultured: 2,925thHighest Economic Output: 3,093rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,137thLowest Crime Rates: 4,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,267thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,377thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,603rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,606thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,608thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,806thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,922ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,369thHealthiest Citizens: 6,415thMost Devout: 7,986thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,521stLargest Populations: 9,393rdMost Developed: 9,549thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,591stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,730thSmartest Citizens: 10,382ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,896thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,840thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 11,952ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,075thLargest Governments: 13,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 15,994thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,058thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,238thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,543rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,563rd
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the region

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