by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658th Most Influential: 877th Most Secular: 2,827th
The Experiment ZX09 of
Authoritarian Democracy
Nothing Matters Unless It Matters
Sun Wu Kong
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

The Sacred Whale

Population1.915 billion

LeaderSun Wu Kong

CurrencyLitters of Bulls Blood

The Experiment ZX09 of The Sacred Whale is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sun Wu Kong with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, infamous sell-swords, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.915 billion Omnivores are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sancrosanct. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sacred Whalean economy, worth 294 trillion Litters of Bulls Bloods a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 153,728 Litters of Bulls Bloods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework, and The Sacred Whale's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Sacred Whale's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

The Sacred Whale is ranked 162,871st in the world and 6,177th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -243.8 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658thMost Influential: 877thTop
Most Secular: 2,827thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,077thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,684thMost Developed: 3,826thHealthiest Citizens: 4,507thSmartest Citizens: 5,355thLowest Crime Rates: 6,139thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,462ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,807thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,814thLargest Governments: 6,967thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,235thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,241stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,774thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,811thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,852ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,050thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,810thBest Weather: 8,828thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,282ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,799thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,233rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,408thHighest Average Incomes: 12,049thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,259thRudest Citizens: 16,858th
Most Influential: 29th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 46th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionMost Secular: 79th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 85th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 127th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 139th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 141st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 144th in the regionLargest Governments: 162nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 163rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 167th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 176th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 209th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 229th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 240th in the regionBest Weather: 248th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 256th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 261st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 261st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 276th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 280th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 339th in the regionRudest Citizens: 391st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 570th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sacred Whale was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, The Sacred Whale's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, national stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, Sacred Whalean watches are often the only thing to survive a disaster intact.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Sun Wu Kong to meetings with foreign heads of state.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sacred Whale, elderly citizens regularly buy posh multimillion-Litters of Bulls Blood mansions.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 196 » Eagas, Elejamie, Socialist Holy American Empire, A Slanted Black Stripe, Bai Lung, Solestia, H-Zhena, The Soviet Space Commie Union, VW53Aland, Blazing Samaritan, Pendragonania, Servants of Gizmo, Peatiktist, Kampf Empire, Lanagon, Axdel, Bytes, Humri, The Empire of Rijelv, Kucia, Bakaworld, Agonya, Wiranath, Kangarawa, The Solar Ottomans, Squid Ruinosa, ReeK, Ciggie Smallistan, Roissyland, Impia Aghte, Brotherland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Adolanta, Skandinavistan, Biggstonia, Goodnamesarerare, Urimel, Taurora, Nova-Columbia, Unger under over, The Almighty Country, Danesopia, Kaigi, Kagorg Bra Corna, Propwash, United Edwards, Dragonia, Fedele, Ridann, Davinhia, and 146 others.Talitoa, Eurasia States, Republic of Berzerkistan, Republika ng Pilipinas, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Lyontisia, Kyrtizhan, Mastariere, Ver Norge, Telmarine, Bharatewa, Dark Edgyness, 0KXRg9C5, Xobalon, Qui sequuntur somnia, Akorial, Imperial Akatsuki, Roliganistan, Bacon Land, Someseni, Tigerion, Am Echad, Ravendi, British Calradia, Kelsyth, The New Papacy of Rome and the Spanish, Hizuru, Rhealaliit, Dreshand, Wendelandia, Freedom Fascists, Marrico, Penfifteen, Soirwren, Aeljae, Merlovich, Adavan, Airrajul, Groi Landstrabowal, Acheronn, United China Nation, Aelitia, Aristortia, The Happian Union, Tim Stark, Elsweyr Land, Lobos, Noralia, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Constructbegin, Redfoos Irrelevancy, Davelands, Choushuu, Yumaka, Calcestruzzo, Chols Worithopia, Norjis, Bortalandet, Federal Unity, Endertopias, Mer Dieu, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Harro Waarudho, Sericena, Froplondia, TURKEYISM, Yutogolan, Osterreich und Ungarn, Adriatican, Drunken Seal Islands, Sadinata, Janoobi Jazair, Ad Honorem Dei, Neruch, Splena, The Holographic Expanse, Swiftwhiskers, Tshana, Darkenval, Arkantis, Wizardonia, Shantan, Pakitsk, The Earth Systems Alliance, La Isla Nueva, Just Vale 2, Gemookul, Trimmania, Laikantar, TheRuthenians, Ouroboric, Tel Mithru, Federated States of Zootron, The Underwood Industrial Empire, Layngderfleethe, Free Goldsaver, Mobumasu, New Taranaki, Darkfull, Headpat Central, Ribanzi, Free Peoples Republic of Sandir, Pightinbotanoffen, Betremia, Greater New Islew, Oskoldia, Gorbastan, Kublam, Mundiferrum, Ellsonian Dominion, Solarfall, Bachtendekuppen, Joundia, Sonictopia, Riveraland, Secos, Arpino, Bullpups, Baumdahl, Pulmonaria, Enlil, The Angel of Charity, Indovinesia, The Holy Utopian Republic, Indrapore, BearStackof2015, Broengtopia, The United Asian Republics, Amjedia, Stellar Colonies, Thompstein, America Mjolnir, Valdwall, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Justice-Becoming, Guthra, VoyKovie, Degrelle, Kingdom of Pars, Opossum Slayer, Aleister, ArenaC, Greater Felter, Funkadelia, Kilkire, and The United Neo American Union.

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