by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 3,362nd Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,846th Fattest Citizens: 7,942nd
The Weird Bug Kreature of
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Population945 million


The Weird Bug Kreature of Twertis is a huge, pleasant nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, infamous sell-swords, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 945 million Twertisians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Administration, with Law & Order, Industry, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Defense and International Aid receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 35.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Twertisian economy, worth 46.5 trillion Weasians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 49,253 Weasians, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Polygamy is legal, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, and geosynchronous satellites are now manned by unpaid interns. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Twertis's national animal is the Crapweasal, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Twertis is ranked 124,464th in the world and 6,339th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 222.43 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Primitive: 3,362ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,846thTop
Fattest Citizens: 7,942ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,113thLargest Retail Industry: 10,765th
Most Primitive: 161st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 283rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 296th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 367th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 505th in the regionMost Armed: 612th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 644th in the region

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