by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 141stLargest Publishing Industry: 298th
The Eternal Republic of
Right-wing Utopia
By Peace Plenty, by Parliament Peace
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population32.726 billion

CapitalNärväryn the Beautiful
Leaderthe High Court of Parliament
Faitha chthonic goddess religion

Animalcommon barn owl

The Eternal Republic of Xirnium is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the High Court of Parliament with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 32.726 billion Xirniumites are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Närväryn the Beautiful. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Xirniumite economy, worth an astonishing 11,923 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 364,348 florins, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,412,520 per year while the poor average 3,279, a ratio of 1,040 to 1.

Appliance stores are finding spy cameras embedded in their unboxed merchandise, gun-wielding criminals always wear appropriate eye and ear protection, pocket dialling is a criminal offence, and the military has gone fission for more funding. 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. Xirnium's national animal is the common barn owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is a chthonic goddess religion.

Xirnium is ranked 58,531st in the world and 2,564th in Osiris for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.92 Bank.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 141stLargest Publishing Industry: 298thHighest Economic Output: 314thHighest Disposable Incomes: 362ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 464thLargest Insurance Industry: 510thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 565thSmartest Citizens: 839thMost Armed: 880thMost Secular: 912thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,053rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,093rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,109thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,122ndRudest Citizens: 1,204thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,303rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,505thLargest Populations: 1,693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,761stFattest Citizens: 1,781stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,827thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,015thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,233rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,430thMost Avoided: 3,587thLargest Mining Sector: 3,886thLargest Governments: 4,153rdMost Cultured: 4,194thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,875thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,041stLargest Black Market: 10,185thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,539thMost Efficient Economies: 15,311thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,666th
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionMost Armed: 28th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Populations: 42nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 58th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 82nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 105th in the regionLargest Governments: 179th in the regionMost Cultured: 186th in the regionMost Avoided: 203rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 205th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 330th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 331st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 342nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 549th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 673rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 674th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 688th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 704th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Xirnium's influence in Osiris rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Xirnium was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Xirnium, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Xirnium's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Xirnium's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Xirnium's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Xirnium's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Xirnium altered its national flag.
  • : Xirnium was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Xirnium ceased to exist in The Forgotten Lands.


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