by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 655thLargest Populations: 3,123rdMost Influential: 11,559th
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Oblivion of Old

Population27.991 billion


The Republic of Oblivion of Old is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 27.991 billion Oblivion of Oldians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Social Policy, and International Aid. The average income tax rate is 71.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Oblivion of Oldian economy, worth 447 trillion Oblives 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, highly specialized black market in Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. 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 15,969 Oblives, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oblivion of Old's national animal is the Hornet, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Oblivion of Old is ranked 165,204th in the world and 1st in Oblivion for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring zero on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Stationary: 655thTop
Largest Populations: 3,123rdMost Influential: 11,559thTop
Most Income Equality: 15,305thMost Politically Free: 18,402ndLargest Black Market: 21,380th

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