by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,069thLargest Mining Sector: 17,518thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,112th
The Theocracy of
Corporate Bordello
Might Makes Right
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population732 million


The Theocracy of Maenelan is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-working, democratic population of 732 million Maenelanians 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 medium-sized, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.7%.

The very strong Maenelanian economy, worth 35.8 trillion marks a year, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 48,889 marks, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

Former school buses now regularly shuttle kids to the nearest shopping centers to work, mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation, the recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, and Maenelan's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand. Crime is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Maenelan's national animal is the dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Maenelan is ranked 92,207th in the world and 2,484th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 39,747.09 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,069thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 17,518thMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,112thFattest Citizens: 18,868thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,425th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 233rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 320th in the regionMost Politically Free: 353rd in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 446th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 479th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 514th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 528th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 541st in the regionMost Inclusive: 602nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 616th in the region

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