by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 9th Most Subsidized Industry: 12th Largest Populations: 57th
The Phantasm of
Father Knows Best State
Eschew Obfuscation
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population36.413 billion

CapitalDreck City
LeaderEl Guapo

CurrencyFishterous Correlation
AnimalVermicious Knid

The Phantasm of Afi-Aftos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by El Guapo with an iron fist, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 36.413 billion Afi-Aftosians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Industry, with Administration and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dreck City. The average income tax rate is 62.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Afi-Aftosian economy, worth a remarkable 7,313 trillion Fishterous Correlations 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 Gambling, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. 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 200,836 Fishterous Correlations, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

Cute fluffy little El Guapoes are increasingly popular exotic pets, left-wing militias train children how to properly burn down banks, Afi-Aftosians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, and people forget to eat because they are too busy singing El Guapo's praises. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Afi-Aftos's national animal is the Vermicious Knid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Dudeism.

Afi-Aftos is ranked 152,935th in the world and 1st in Fredonia for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -17.61 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Stationary: 9thMost Subsidized Industry: 12thLargest Populations: 57thLargest Gambling Industry: 61stLargest Black Market: 150thLargest Mining Sector: 170thMost Ignorant Citizens: 236thMost Primitive: 381stMost Corrupt Governments: 387thMost Avoided: 492ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 516thMost Efficient Economies: 607thHighest Crime Rates: 614thHighest Economic Output: 695thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 700thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 829thFattest Citizens: 1,053rdTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,657thRudest Citizens: 2,813thNudest: 4,115thLargest Retail Industry: 4,932ndMost Influential: 4,937thMost Armed: 4,970thHighest Average Incomes: 5,588thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,665thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,215thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,579thLargest Governments: 14,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,497th

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