by Max Barry

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,232nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,886th Most Avoided: 4,918th
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Time is Money
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Sunless Sky

Population762 million

CapitalLondon

CurrencySovereign
Animalbat

The Empire of Sunless Sky is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 762 million Sunlesses are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Administration aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The powerhouse Sunless economy, worth 74.0 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 97,135 Sovereigns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 498,596 per year while the poor average 10,363, a ratio of 48.1 to 1.

Lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders, many believe that Leader's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it, petitions to the government are being used to insulate politicians' office walls, and stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sunless Sky's national animal is the bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sunless Sky is ranked 149,138th in the world and 3rd in The United States of WRHS for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6.18 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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5%
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,232ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,886thMost Avoided: 4,918thFattest Citizens: 5,150thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,547thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,929thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,286thLargest Mining Sector: 8,337thLargest Retail Industry: 8,392ndTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,141stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,273rdMost Armed: 11,288thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,885thMost Secular: 12,569thHighest Crime Rates: 13,053rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,695thMost Pro-Market: 15,122nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sunless Sky was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Sunless Sky was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Sunless Sky was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunless Sky, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunless Sky, petitions to the government are being used to insulate politicians' office walls.
  • : Sunless Sky was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in Sunless Sky, many believe that Leader's head is big enough for the sun to orbit around it.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunless Sky, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Sunless Sky, legitimate job descriptions now include "smiling and waving".
  • : Sunless Sky was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.

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