by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th Highest Economic Output: 23rd Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 29th
The Power and Glory of
Compulsory Consumerist State
You may all stop clapping at the ringing of the bell.
Stavros Djubric
Influence
Page
Honorary Senator
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Myrth

Population32.739 billion

CapitalMyrantos
LeaderStavros Djubric

CurrencyMyrthan Soul
Animalblack dragon

The Power and Glory of Myrth is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Stavros Djubric with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, anti-smoking policies, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.739 billion Myrthians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Myrantos. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Myrthian economy, worth an astonishing 25,109 trillion Myrthan Souls 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, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is a breathtaking 766,963 Myrthan Souls, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,680,061 per year while the poor average 30,949, a ratio of 183 to 1.

Mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of black dragons and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied black dragon, and pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Myrth's national animal is the black dragon, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Myrth is ranked 4,688th in the world and 153rd in the Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 183.52 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5thHighest Economic Output: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 29thHighest Average Incomes: 32ndLargest Insurance Industry: 32ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 35thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 40thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41stFattest Citizens: 48thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 59thMost Scientifically Advanced: 63rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 68thLargest Populations: 71stMost Avoided: 72ndLargest Gambling Industry: 82ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 86thLargest Mining Sector: 89thMost Armed: 95thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 142ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 146thLargest Retail Industry: 157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 214thRudest Citizens: 218thSmartest Citizens: 255thLargest Information Technology Sector: 378thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 409thLargest Publishing Industry: 424thMost Secular: 542ndMost Corrupt Governments: 684thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 798thHighest Crime Rates: 832ndLargest Governments: 1,004thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,321stTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,869thLargest Black Market: 2,581stMost Cultured: 3,759thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,688thMost Pro-Market: 5,565thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,692ndMost Influential: 7,680thTop
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Nudest: 16,894th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 103rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 116th in the regionMost Influential: 125th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 153rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 200th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 415th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 624th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 694th in the regionMost Developed: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied black dragon.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of black dragons and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Myrth's influence in The Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Page".
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Myrth, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD.
  • : Myrth altered its national flag.

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