by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,477thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,808th
The United Kingdom of
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Bedtime Story

Population1.571 billion

Currencydollar
Animalelephant

The United Kingdom of Bedtime Story is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, zero percent divorce rate, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.571 billion Bedtime Storyians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.0%.

The powerhouse Bedtime Storyian economy, worth 107 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 68,645 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 348,788 per year while the poor average 7,475, a ratio of 46.7 to 1.

Balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and divorce is illegal. Crime is moderate. Bedtime Story's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bedtime Story is ranked 74,541st in the world and 1st in The Great Land of Hands for Most Armed, with 0.47 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,477thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,458thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,808thMost Avoided: 16,482ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,534thMost Primitive: 18,986thMost Pro-Market: 19,803rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,029thHighest Disposable Incomes: 23,737th

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