by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 216thMost Influential: 3,849thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,330th
The Devastated Imperium of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Emperor Jermak Groost
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Political Freedom

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Population1.204 billion

LeaderEmperor Jermak Groost


The Devastated Imperium of Byenochin is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Jermak Groost with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, enslaved workforce, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.204 billion Drestargans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Environment, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dreytan. The average income tax rate is 56.2%.

The strong Drestargan economy, worth 92.6 trillion Wernaks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 76,895 Wernaks, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, Emperor Jermak Groost's Twitcher account is typically used to share Chimerias memes rather than government policy, chess defeat has made Emperor Jermak Groost the laughingstock of dictators and grandmasters alike, and a government program is underway to revitalize Byenochin's beaches. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Byenochin's national animal is the Chimerias, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Crustianity.

Byenochin is ranked 178,081st in the world and 379th in First World Order for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -5.48 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 216thTop
Most Influential: 3,849thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,330thTop
Best Weather: 18,289thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,277thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,128th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 46th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 51st in the regionMost Secular: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionNudest: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 57th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Socialist States of Ludistan, Alexander Martel, Eestern Separatist Union, Iron Soviet, and Monarche.

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