by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 24,562ndMost Stationary: 25,097th
The Impeccably Arranged Snark of
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The West Pacific Master Dispatch

Population5.918 billion

CapitalCathedral of the Guardians
FaithWestern Orthodoxy


The Impeccably Arranged Snark of The West Pacific Master Dispatch is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Giovanniland with an iron fist, and notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.918 billion West Pacificans 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 relatively small, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Welfare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cathedral of the Guardians. The average income tax rate is 14.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The West Pacifican economy, worth 310 trillion Snarkmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Furniture Restoration, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 52,511 Snarkmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, traffic tickets are punishable by 9000 push-ups, Giovanniland has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences, and Giovanniland is the self-declared God of all The West Pacific Master Dispatch. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. The West Pacific Master Dispatch's national animal is the Platypus and its national religion is Western Orthodoxy.

The West Pacific Master Dispatch is ranked 78,733rd in the world and 985th in the West Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

Most Influential: 24,562ndMost Stationary: 25,097th
Most Stationary: 256th in the regionLargest Populations: 377th in the regionLargest Black Market: 419th in the region

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