by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 532nd Highest Average Tax Rates: 740th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 752nd
The The Grand Holy Bar Stool of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Drink & Fight!
His Grand Holiness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population9.708 billion

CapitalWinking Skeever
LeaderHis Grand Holiness

CurrencyBronzed Bottle Cap
AnimalBar Stool

The The Grand Holy Bar Stool of McStooley is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by His Grand Holiness with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, vat-grown people, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.708 billion Drunkards are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winking Skeever. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Drunkard economy, worth a remarkable 2,386 trillion Bronzed Bottle Caps a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 245,863 Bronzed Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, and bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McStooley's national animal is the Bar Stool, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Barhopping.

McStooley is ranked 1,244th in the world and 30th in the Pacific for Most Corrupt Governments, with 305.42 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Most Subsidized Industry: 532ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 740thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 752ndLargest Governments: 767thMost Advanced Public Transport: 927thLowest Crime Rates: 948thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,072ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,244thMost Devout: 1,533rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,840thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,889thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,464thHighest Average Incomes: 2,998thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,135thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,593rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,793rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,970thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,259thMost Cultured: 4,569thHighest Economic Output: 4,674thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,386thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,948thSmartest Citizens: 7,041stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,958thMost Inclusive: 8,009thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,092ndTop
Most Developed: 10,649thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,540thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,826thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,795thLargest Mining Sector: 14,797th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 31st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 42nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionMost Cultured: 112th in the regionLargest Populations: 137th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 171st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 224th in the regionMost Inclusive: 232nd in the regionMost Developed: 283rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 332nd in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 379th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 411th in the regionMost Influential: 470th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 589th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 655th in the regionLargest Black Market: 670th in the region

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