by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,616thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,713thLargest Retail Industry: 3,243rd
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Are you Confused?
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.001 billion



The Empire of -Confusionland- is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.001 billion Confusionlandians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cluelessburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 42.1%.

The frighteningly efficient -Confusionland-ian economy, worth 116 trillion Huhs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 116,064 Huhs, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 793,939 per year while the poor average 6,120, a ratio of 129 to 1.

Adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines, the skeletons of lost tourists litter the ground of the Great -Confusionland-ian Desert, and roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. -Confusionland-'s national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

-Confusionland- is ranked 99,205th in the world and 10th in The West Pole for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,429.19 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,616thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,713thLargest Retail Industry: 3,243rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,259thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,628thFattest Citizens: 4,446thMost Avoided: 4,737thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,027thMost Efficient Economies: 7,997thTop
Most Armed: 10,720thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,513thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,478thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,751stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,348thLargest Black Market: 17,537thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,756thMost Influential: 20,361stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,738th
Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 4 » Bej, The Liberal Fascist Union of Fronk, Saxlan2, and Jamestownnnn.

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