by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 78thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115thMost Patriotic: 148th
The Merry Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Long Live the Royal Emperor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.481 billion

CapitalSnow-covered Fort Domination
Leaderthe Royal Emperor
FaithDivinity of the Emperor

CurrencyGolden Seashell
AnimalViper Reindeer

The Merry Empire of Tyramon is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by the Royal Emperor with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.481 billion Tyramonians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snow-covered Fort Domination. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Tyramonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,754 trillion Golden Seashells 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an amazing 320,019 Golden Seashells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has declared war on all passing comets, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, forecasts predict rains of loose lead and mortar shells for the next six weeks, and pedants defending the Royal Emperor observe that psychopaths and sociopaths aren't exactly the same thing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Tyramon's national animal is the Viper Reindeer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Divinity of the Emperor.

Tyramon is ranked 7,237th in the world and 10th in Cape of Good Hope for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 520,485 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 78thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115thMost Patriotic: 148thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 190thLargest Black Market: 1,718thHighest Average Incomes: 1,905thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,945thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,822ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,992ndTop
Most Avoided: 3,237thMost Armed: 4,171stLargest Mining Sector: 4,342ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,438thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,936thLargest Governments: 6,182ndFattest Citizens: 7,143rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,237thMost Authoritarian: 9,382ndMost Conservative: 9,571stHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,761stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,770thHighest Economic Output: 11,845thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 16,718thMost Influential: 16,808thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,638thLowest Crime Rates: 23,157thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,278thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27,362ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 30,033rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the region

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