by Max Barry

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,474thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,454thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,985th
The United Kingdom of
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Bedtime Story

Population1.622 billion


The United Kingdom of Bedtime Story is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.622 billion Bedtime Storyians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.0%.

The powerhouse Bedtime Storyian economy, worth 111 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Average income is 68,645 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 348,788 per year while the poor average 7,475, a ratio of 46.7 to 1.

Balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, the government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, and divorce is illegal. Crime is moderate. Bedtime Story's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Bedtime Story is ranked 70,908th in the world and 7th in United Economic Superiority for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.28 Bank.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,474thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,454thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 13,985thMost Avoided: 16,445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,625thMost Primitive: 18,733rdMost Pro-Market: 19,707thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,026thHighest Disposable Incomes: 23,805th
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the region

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