by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 105thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 347th
The United Kingdoms of
Corporate Police State
May the Northern Lights guide us to victory.
Emperor Gustaf V
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population3.4 billion

LeaderEmperor Gustaf V
FaithWardish Elisimism

AnimalPeregrine falcon

The United Kingdoms of Wardency is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Gustaf V with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.4 billion Wardish 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Education and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Priastand. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Wardish economy, worth 843 trillion Okronuas a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 248,184 Okronuas, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,587,338 per year while the poor average 15,887, a ratio of 99.9 to 1.

Conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up, and tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Wardency's national animal is the Peregrine falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Wardish Elisimism.

Wardency is ranked 231,456th in the world and 9,383rd in The North Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 6.76 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 105thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 253rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 347thMost Ignorant Citizens: 738thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 828thMost Avoided: 1,386thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,858thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,031stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,242ndLargest Black Market: 2,293rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3,481stLargest Mining Sector: 3,818thFattest Citizens: 4,276thMost Efficient Economies: 4,930thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,363rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,008thLargest Governments: 7,191stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,651stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,860thMost Primitive: 10,329thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,586thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,163rdMost Conservative: 19,732ndHighest Economic Output: 21,113th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Avoided: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 73rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Black Market: 85th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 135th in the regionFattest Citizens: 150th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 157th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 191st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 224th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 311th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 333rd in the regionLargest Governments: 376th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 438th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 491st in the regionMost Primitive: 509th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 668th in the regionRudest Citizens: 852nd in the regionMost Extreme: 883rd in the regionMost Stationary: 908th in the region

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