by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,104th Largest Populations: 1,440th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,628th
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Population31.143 billion


CurrencyLottery Ticket

The Imperium of Obliquity is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Callidus with a fair hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 31.143 billion Obliquitians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arecacea. The average income tax rate is 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Obliquityian economy, worth a remarkable 2,434 trillion Lottery Tickets a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 78,185 Lottery Tickets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Life is short but human kindness is endless, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, anti-vaxxers are right about the government injecting diseases into people, and park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Obliquity's national animal is the Politician, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Obliquity is ranked 4,065th in the world and 53rd in New Western Empire for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 27 Valid Endorsements.

Largest Publishing Industry: 1,104thLargest Populations: 1,440thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,628thBest Weather: 3,117thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,537thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,065thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,110thHighest Economic Output: 4,678thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,372ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,504thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,519thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,865thSmartest Citizens: 6,018thMost Influential: 6,156thMost Cultured: 7,510thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,756thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,940thSafest: 10,342ndMost Pacifist: 11,780thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,998thNudest: 13,040thLowest Crime Rates: 16,036thNicest Citizens: 16,708th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the region

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