by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 280thHighest Crime Rates: 549thRudest Citizens: 759th
The Kingdom of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
Freedom for all
King William I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.084 billion

CapitalEshialand City
LeaderKing William I


The Kingdom of Eshialand is a massive, genial nation, ruled by King William I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.084 billion Eshians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Administration, Welfare, and Education are also considered important, while Law & Order and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eshialand City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Eshian economy, worth 453 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 147,084 dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 901,097 per year while the poor average 10,537, a ratio of 85.5 to 1.

A typical fast food menu item could serve a small army, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, street gangs rule most of the nation's major cities, and the government is giving peace a chance. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Eshialand's national animal is the owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pastafarianism.

Eshialand is ranked 16,589th in the world and 6th in The Order of the Grey Wardens for Most Extreme, scoring 43.71 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 280thHighest Crime Rates: 549thRudest Citizens: 759thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 978thMost Armed: 984thFattest Citizens: 1,300thHighest Drug Use: 1,329thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1,367thLargest Retail Industry: 1,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,733rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,236thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,261stTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,481stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,683rdMost Avoided: 3,289thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,392ndLargest Gambling Industry: 5,245thNicest Citizens: 6,452ndMost Cultured: 6,970thMost Inclusive: 7,266thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,502ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,641stMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,737thNudest: 9,809thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,387thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,878thMost Efficient Economies: 12,280thTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,672ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,887thMost Politically Free: 16,403rdMost Extreme: 16,589thMost Pro-Market: 16,983rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,505thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,881stSmartest Citizens: 20,826thMost Devout: 21,122nd
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionMost Extreme: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the region

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