by Max Barry

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Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Europe


Abject Ludicrosity

Population6.463 billion

Leaderan Empress
FaithEmpress Worship

AnimalForest Dormouse

The Nonsensical Absurdity of Abject Ludicrosity is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by an Empress with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.463 billion Abject Ludicrosities are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cavtat. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Abjectly Ludicrous economy, worth 893 trillion Dabs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 138,257 Dabs, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions, the nation has become a pariah for giving pirates letters of marque, and the word 'elite' appears as a synonym for various insults in the Abjectly Ludicrous Colonial Thesaurus. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Abject Ludicrosity's national animal is the Forest Dormouse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Empress Worship.

Abject Ludicrosity is ranked 42,723rd in the world and 188th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 100.21 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 220thMost Ignorant Citizens: 330thMost Primitive: 428thLargest Gambling Industry: 688thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 733rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 932ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,011thMost Avoided: 1,569thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,688thFattest Citizens: 1,972ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,176thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,051stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,285thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,028thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,105thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,540thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,115thLargest Mining Sector: 5,238thRudest Citizens: 5,775thLargest Black Market: 6,345thNudest: 6,848thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,155thMost Armed: 10,142ndTop
Most Secular: 12,218thMost Efficient Economies: 13,568thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,292ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,437thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,804thHighest Economic Output: 19,145th
Most Primitive: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the regionNudest: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 38th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 45th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 55th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionRudest Citizens: 88th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 116th in the region

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