by Max Barry

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Highest Poor Incomes: 171stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 324th
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Order and Progress
Communications Officer
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population3.952 billion

CapitalSt Montclair
LeaderRodney Osborne


The Armed Republic of Scalesburg is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Rodney Osborne with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.952 billion Scalesburgians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Education are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Montclair. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Scalesburgian economy, worth a remarkable 1,791 trillion k-bucks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Soda Sales. 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 an amazing 453,260 k-bucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, kids feel more beat up than ever after a hard day at school, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scalesburg's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Scalesburg is ranked 101,976th in the world and 31st in Novus Lucidum for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 807.39 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 171stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 324thMost Subsidized Industry: 385thHighest Average Incomes: 437thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 450thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 513thLargest Information Technology Sector: 740thLargest Black Market: 815thMost Corrupt Governments: 843rdMost Armed: 847thMost Efficient Economies: 1,046thFattest Citizens: 1,089thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,568thLargest Mining Sector: 1,605thLargest Retail Industry: 1,701stLargest Governments: 1,784thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,919thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,037thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,819thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,131stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,220thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,430thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,637thRudest Citizens: 4,021stSmartest Citizens: 5,011thMost Developed: 5,021stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,504thMost Avoided: 5,590thNudest: 5,680thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,646thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,573rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,102ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,384thHighest Economic Output: 8,427thMost Influential: 9,274thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,773rdTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,553rdMost Authoritarian: 15,245thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,073rdMost Secular: 16,080thMost Conservative: 18,173rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,827th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » Gothic Vandelia, Ionalands, Barbariax, The Arken, Seaforti, Cauva, Varzo, New Nationale Einheit, and Condaian.

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