by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 711th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,739th Fattest Citizens: 2,325th
The Corrugated Shantytown of
Corporate Bordello
Damn this cooldown timer!
Loot Boxcard
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Cardboard Lootbox

Population3.303 billion

LeaderLoot Boxcard
FaithCard Hunting

AnimalLegendary Epic

The Corrugated Shantytown of Cardboard Lootbox is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Loot Boxcard with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.303 billion Cardsharks 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, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hooverville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 49.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Lootboxing economy, worth 631 trillion Cards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 191,145 Cards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 568,338 per year while the poor average 50,401, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

The nation is now proudly cholera-free, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry, the latest "must-have" uPhone is 1/4 mm thinner than last year's uPhone, and ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Lootboxing beaches. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Cardboard Lootbox's national animal is the Legendary Epic, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Card Hunting.

Cardboard Lootbox is ranked 18,172nd in the world and 36th in Spiritus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,041.8 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Rudest Citizens: 711thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,739thFattest Citizens: 2,325thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,048thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,082ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,418thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,950thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,223rdMost Avoided: 4,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,382ndLargest Black Market: 5,996thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,274thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,563rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,564thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,739thMost Secular: 6,845thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,183rdMost Armed: 7,731stTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,522ndSmartest Citizens: 9,133rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,473rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,537thLargest Mining Sector: 10,008thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,655thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,314thMost Cultured: 12,761stMost Inclusive: 13,748thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,874thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,974thLargest Governments: 15,977thMost Pro-Market: 16,716th
Rudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Lootboxing beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, the latest "must-have" uPhone is 1/4 mm thinner than last year's uPhone.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry.
  • : Cardboard Lootbox was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, the nation is now proudly cholera-free.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, recorded music can be rented but not bought from record companies.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.
  • : Following new legislation in Cardboard Lootbox, libraries are bulldozed to make way for internet cafés.


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