by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 700thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 950thLargest Retail Industry: 3,312th
The Imperial Corporate Autocracy of
Compulsory Consumerist State Aspirational Worker State
A New Dawn Rises Upon This Land
Emperor Kurt von Keisling
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Population1.983 billion

CapitalSt Polnsburg
LeaderEmperor Kurt von Keisling
FaithThe Millennium Dawn

CurrencyOccidanian Polns
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Imperial Corporate Autocracy of Occidania is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Kurt von Keisling with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.983 billion Occidanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Polnsburg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Occidanian economy, worth 361 trillion Occidanian Polns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 182,320 Occidanian Polns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,645,981 per year while the poor average 2,449, a ratio of 671 to 1.

Bargain-hunting is considered unpatriotic, citizens can't decide whether to be proud or horrified by the country's colonial history, a survey of the nation's rivers and children has shown that pesticide levels are at an all-time regional high, and owning a tractor is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite to most government positions. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Occidania's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is The Millennium Dawn.

Occidania is ranked 5,070th in the world and 12th in Cape of Good Hope for Rudest Citizens, with 158.43 insults per minute.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 700thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 950thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,312thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,496thHighest Crime Rates: 3,684thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,889thMost Avoided: 4,242ndFattest Citizens: 4,727thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,881stRudest Citizens: 5,070thMost Influential: 5,758thMost Efficient Economies: 6,602ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,926thMost Armed: 7,291stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,712thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,125thMost Cultured: 8,386thMost Patriotic: 8,614thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,762ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,878thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,143rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,352ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,037thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,191stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,258thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,563rdTop
Largest Black Market: 16,029thSmartest Citizens: 17,834thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,187thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25,222ndLargest Mining Sector: 27,189thMost Secular: 28,420thMost Developed: 28,684thLargest Governments: 28,838thHighest Food Quality: 30,003rd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the region

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