by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 287thMost Influential: 557th
The Last True Viking of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Until the End, Never Broken
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.238 billion

LeaderEmperor Irwin IV


The Last True Viking of Esplandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Irwin IV with an even hand, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 12.238 billion Esplandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karthied. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Esplandish economy, worth a remarkable 1,845 trillion Scields a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 150,830 Scields, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The richest individuals apparently buy nothing but noodles and toilet paper, Chekhov's guns are killing the entertainment budget, athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society, and hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Esplandia's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Aelostianism.

Esplandia is ranked 6,037th in the world and 283rd in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 15,277.11 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 287thMost Influential: 557thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,028thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,497thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,799thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,790thLargest Retail Industry: 4,608thMost Efficient Economies: 4,678thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,974thLargest Black Market: 5,077thMost Cultured: 5,144thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,648thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,037thLowest Crime Rates: 6,321stMost Developed: 7,019thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,105thMost Stationary: 7,125thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,278thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,925thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,962ndHighest Economic Output: 9,178thLargest Governments: 10,074thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,832ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,902ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,904thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,548thHealthiest Citizens: 11,867thSmartest Citizens: 11,907thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,348thBest Weather: 12,928thHighest Average Incomes: 13,994thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,152ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,737thLargest Populations: 23,774th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 140th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 152nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 189th in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 229th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 231st in the regionLargest Black Market: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 242nd in the regionMost Cultured: 267th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 272nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 274th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 283rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 288th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 330th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 396th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 406th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 430th in the regionMost Developed: 434th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 469th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 488th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 488th in the regionLargest Populations: 490th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 619th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 651st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 653rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 679th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 695th in the regionBest Weather: 749th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 854th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 876th in the region

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