by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Free State of Eli

“Eli's Coming”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the West Pacific



Population38.413 billion

CapitalEli City
LeaderEli Hutton
FaithEli is God

CurrencyNew Merit

The Free State of Eli is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Eli Hutton with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 38.413 billion Elians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eli City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Elian economy, worth a remarkable 8,453 trillion New Merits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an amazing 220,078 New Merits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,081,600 per year while the poor average 25,593, a ratio of 42.3 to 1.

Businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Eli, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and people talk about things being better when men were men. Crime is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Eli's national animal is the squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eli is God.

Eli is ranked 17,303rd in the world and 263rd in the West Pacific for Most Stationary, with 981.40976773068 Days.

Largest Populations: 9thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 328thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 477thHighest Economic Output: 608thLargest Agricultural Sector: 791stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 932ndHighest Crime Rates: 971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,393rdFattest Citizens: 1,498thLargest Mining Sector: 1,555thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,699thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,875thMost Avoided: 1,935thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,961stTop
Most Armed: 2,144thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,384thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,466thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,799thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,908thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,865thHighest Average Incomes: 4,872ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,070thRudest Citizens: 5,447thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,949thMost Devout: 7,216thMost Efficient Economies: 8,053rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,495thSmartest Citizens: 9,289thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,997thTop
Most Pro-Market: 12,226thLargest Black Market: 12,523rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,759thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,437thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,603rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,236thMost Stationary: 17,303rdMost Influential: 19,219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,185th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 38th in the regionMost Avoided: 39th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 63rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 108th in the regionMost Devout: 117th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 124th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 142nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 155th in the regionLargest Black Market: 175th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 194th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 216th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 231st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 245th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionMost Stationary: 263rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 356th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 453rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 480th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 509th in the regionMost Influential: 594th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market and Largest Black Market.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Eli, people talk about things being better when men were men.
  • : Following new legislation in Eli, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Following new legislation in Eli, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Eli.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Most Avoided, the Top 5% for Largest Gambling Industry, and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Eli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.


View Forum posts