by Max Barry

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,872ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,150thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,078th
The Dream Land of
Capitalist Paradise
The national number is 508.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.981 billion

CapitalWaddle Dee Town


The Dream Land of Kirby0508 is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kirby with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, rampant corporate plagiarism, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.981 billion Kiryans are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Waddle Dee Town. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.5%.

The powerhouse Kiryan economy, worth 168 trillion Stars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 84,906 Stars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 552,013 per year while the poor average 5,195, a ratio of 106 to 1.

The government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, belief that Kirby is a lizard-person from outer space has reached an all-time high, and people who have never eaten chicken are told it tastes a bit like crocodile. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Kirby0508's national animal is the Cappy, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Kirby0508 is ranked 151,479th in the world and 3,655th in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 1,284.45 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 1,872ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,150thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,078thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,943rdMost Primitive: 5,572ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,294thMost Secular: 8,506thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,694thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,146thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,757thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,888th
Largest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 54th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 70th in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 121st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 187th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 224th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 291st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 331st in the regionMost Secular: 335th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 348th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 512th in the regionMost Avoided: 533rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 549th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 628th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 643rd in the region

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