by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 246thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 340thLargest Black Market: 1,213th
The Avuronian Queendom of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Hence the Word Progress
Queen Scarlet
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Mike Roctafinserland

Population6.85 billion

LeaderQueen Scarlet

CurrencyRoctanian Dollar

The Avuronian Queendom of The Mike Roctafinserland is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Scarlet with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.85 billion Roctanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Okusha. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mike Roctafinserlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,441 trillion Roctanian Dollars 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Retail. 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 210,392 Roctanian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Warm coats are the hottest trend, veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, and lottery winners spend most of their money on security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Mike Roctafinserland's national animal is the neko, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Taraa.

The Mike Roctafinserland is ranked 6,322nd in the world and 358th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 123,397.97 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 246thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 340thLargest Black Market: 1,213thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,395thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,670thTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,547thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,880thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,878thHighest Average Incomes: 5,459thMost Avoided: 6,069thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,322ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,698thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,910thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,513thMost Efficient Economies: 8,514thLargest Governments: 9,453rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,460thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,420thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,892ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,059thMost Influential: 12,079thMost Developed: 13,377thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,738thMost Cultured: 17,330thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,784thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,407thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,473rdLargest Welfare Programs: 21,880thMost Authoritarian: 22,290th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 56th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 63rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 96th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 98th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 118th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 191st in the regionMost Avoided: 208th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 255th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 317th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 358th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 365th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 372nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 440th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 456th in the regionLargest Governments: 470th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 483rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 496th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 565th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 585th in the regionMost Developed: 742nd in the regionLargest Populations: 783rd in the regionNudest: 786th in the regionMost Cultured: 872nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 968th in the region

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