by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2nd Fattest Citizens: 158th Most Corrupt Governments: 239th
The Void of
Corporate Police State
You live, you suffer, you die
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population18.947 billion

CapitalPalace of Dust
LeaderDusty Dustican

Currencygold dust

The Void of Dustwind is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Dusty Dustican with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, flagrant waste-dumping, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.947 billion Dustwindians 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, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Palace of Dust. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Dustwindian economy, worth a remarkable 7,419 trillion gold dusts a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 391,584 gold dusts, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,620,432 per year while the poor average 62,125, a ratio of 26.1 to 1.

Nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, the nation has declared war on all passing comets, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing, and the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Dustwind's national animal is the scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Sufferology.

Dustwind is ranked 156,314th in the world and 1,118th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -54.04 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 2ndFattest Citizens: 158thMost Corrupt Governments: 239thHighest Disposable Incomes: 245thLargest Retail Industry: 255thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 262ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 268thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 310thMost Avoided: 360thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 373rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 388thLargest Insurance Industry: 428thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 447thLargest Gambling Industry: 511thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 560thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 577thHighest Average Incomes: 615thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 665thHighest Economic Output: 672ndMost Devout: 695thMost Armed: 734thLargest Mining Sector: 882ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 922ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 936thRudest Citizens: 1,212thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,255thMost Efficient Economies: 1,434thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,966thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,076thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,506thLargest Populations: 5,892ndLargest Black Market: 6,553rdLargest Governments: 6,608thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,471stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 9,914thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,248thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,077thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,709thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,917thMost Pro-Market: 14,713th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 60th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 60th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 66th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 84th in the regionMost Extreme: 96th in the regionMost Conservative: 99th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 102nd in the regionLargest Governments: 103rd in the region

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