by Max Barry

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The Empire of
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Silent Bells Are Ringing

Population1.746 billion


The Empire of Silent Bells Are Ringing is a massive, genial nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.746 billion Silent Bells Are Ringingians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.1%.

The thriving Silent Bells Are Ringingian economy, worth 88.7 trillion florins a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 50,805 florins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 146,663 per year while the poor average 13,965, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, billions of florins are being poured into a space program, and the media have begun calling the government treasury "Leader's stash". Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Silent Bells Are Ringing's national animal is the unicorn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Silent Bells Are Ringing is ranked 117,118th in the world and 2nd in Libertarian Empire for Highest Economic Output, with 88.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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