by Max Barry

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd Highest Disposable Incomes: 10th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th
The Soul-Crushing Factories of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population34.273 billion

LeaderMargrave Luther
FaithNeo Lutheran

AnimalWild Boar

The Soul-Crushing Factories of Wulfhelm is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Margrave Luther with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 34.273 billion Wulfens are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lothangross. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wulfhelmian economy, worth an astonishing 28,574 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 833,741 Marks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,243,724 per year while the poor average 32,261, a ratio of 193 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wulfhelm's national animal is the Wild Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Neo Lutheran.

Wulfhelm is ranked 156th in the world and 2nd in The Vast for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 24,074.09 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13thHighest Economic Output: 14thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 21stMost Avoided: 27thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29thLargest Insurance Industry: 29thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 38thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 48thLargest Gambling Industry: 48thMost Armed: 50thFattest Citizens: 53rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 57thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58thMost Scientifically Advanced: 76thLargest Mining Sector: 77thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 100thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 111thLargest Retail Industry: 155thLargest Agricultural Sector: 156thLargest Populations: 163rdMost Corrupt Governments: 178thRudest Citizens: 286thSmartest Citizens: 435thLargest Information Technology Sector: 443rdMost Subsidized Industry: 640thHighest Crime Rates: 649thLargest Publishing Industry: 963rdLargest Governments: 1,434thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 1,850thLargest Black Market: 2,665thNudest: 3,554thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,572ndMost Pro-Market: 6,393rdMost Cultured: 7,649thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,326thMost Extreme: 14,099th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the region

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