by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,909thLargest Retail Industry: 7,273rd
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Who goes slow, goes far
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Qaracukhur

Population734 million

CapitalMetropolis

CurrencyPaper
AnimalShark

The Republic of Qaracukhur is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 734 million Qaracukhurians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metropolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 33.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Qaracukhurian economy, worth 79.7 trillion Papers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 108,543 Papers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 386,253 per year while the poor average 21,960, a ratio of 17.6 to 1.

A fashion designer has been arrested for inciting hatred after claiming redheads couldn't pull off vermillion, lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, and people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Qaracukhur's national animal is the Shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Qaracukhur is ranked 183,933rd in the world and 3,616th in The East Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 43.4 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,205thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,909thLargest Retail Industry: 7,273rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,396thMost Influential: 10,168thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,731stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,328thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,573rdLargest Mining Sector: 13,629thMost Devout: 15,257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,032ndNicest Citizens: 19,388thMost Efficient Economies: 20,501stMost Developed: 21,277thMost Inclusive: 22,185thMost Cultured: 22,706th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 135th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 210th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 215th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 314th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 338th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 413th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 422nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 490th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 574th in the regionMost Influential: 609th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 616th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 620th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 649th in the regionMost Developed: 660th in the regionNicest Citizens: 662nd in the regionMost Cultured: 663rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 755th in the regionMost Inclusive: 768th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 872nd in the region

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