by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rdMost Subsidized Industry: 21stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 483rd
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Motto
Influence
Negotiator
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Univercity

Population3.081 billion

Currencycurrency
Animalanimal

The Republic of Univercity is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.081 billion Univercityians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized morass — prioritizes Education, although Industry is also considered important, while Law & Order and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Univercityian economy, worth 486 trillion currencies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 158,042 currencies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 522,555 per year while the poor average 35,732, a ratio of 14.6 to 1.

Surgeons walk out of theatres more often than prima donna actors, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts, minority children find the right answer in school tests is always the most insulting one, and companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Univercity's national animal is the animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Univercity is ranked 263,514th in the world and 2nd in Vickenian experiment containment zone for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -8.1 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rdMost Subsidized Industry: 21stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 483rdMost Avoided: 1,393rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,611thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,744thMost Efficient Economies: 1,906thTop
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Largest Black Market: 4,452ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,620thMost Developed: 4,840thNudest: 5,025thMost Secular: 6,432ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,872ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,880thSmartest Citizens: 8,164thLargest Governments: 10,119thHighest Average Incomes: 13,816thTop
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Most Cultured: 22,278th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, companies flee the nation rather than pay their fair share of taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, minority children find the right answer in school tests is always the most insulting one.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, surgeons walk out of theatres more often than prima donna actors.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, citizens rise at daybreak every day for mandatory exercise.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, war memorials have been modified to include hammocks for napping.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, murder is sanctioned if the legal paperwork is filled out correctly.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, animal control is going door-to-door releasing all pets back into the wild.

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