by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th
The Soul-Crushing Factories of
Corporate Police State
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population39.092 billion

LeaderMargrave Luther
FaithNeo Lutheran

AnimalWild Boar

The Soul-Crushing Factories of Wulfhelm is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Margrave Luther with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 39.092 billion Wulfens 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lothangross. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wulfhelmian economy, worth an astonishing 33,022 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 844,726 Marks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,913,467 per year while the poor average 7,582, a ratio of 1,043 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wulfhelm's national animal is the Wild Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Neo Lutheran.

Wulfhelm is ranked 5,656th in the world and 4th in The Vast for Largest Black Market, with 330 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18thHighest Economic Output: 18thHighest Average Incomes: 28thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 30thMost Avoided: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 35thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38thLargest Gambling Industry: 46thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 49thLargest Agricultural Sector: 50thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 59thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 59thFattest Citizens: 72ndMost Armed: 74thLargest Mining Sector: 75thLargest Populations: 147thMost Scientifically Advanced: 155thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 245thMost Corrupt Governments: 264thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 312thLargest Retail Industry: 383rdRudest Citizens: 520thSmartest Citizens: 647thHighest Crime Rates: 690thLargest Information Technology Sector: 786thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,056thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,218thLargest Governments: 1,700thTop
Nudest: 4,462ndLargest Black Market: 5,656thMost Cultured: 7,544thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,350thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,025thTop
Most Pro-Market: 16,476thMost Stationary: 18,527thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,723rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,655th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the region

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