by Max Barry

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Most Extreme: 6thMost Authoritarian: 104thMost Conservative: 159th
The Candlewhisper Puppet of
Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship
The Doctor can see you now.
The Doctor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.949 billion

CapitalThe Surgery
LeaderThe Doctor
Faithenlightened science

Currencymg of olanzapine
Animallab rat

The Candlewhisper Puppet of DoNoHarm is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Doctor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, ban on automobiles, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.949 billion patients are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Surgery. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The large but sluggish DoNoHarmian economy, worth 726 trillion mgs of olanzapine a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Furniture Restoration and Basket Weaving. 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 73,024 mgs of olanzapine, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned lab ratball fields, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and sleeping on the job is recommended. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. DoNoHarm's national animal is the lab rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is enlightened science.

DoNoHarm is ranked 207,790th in the world and 444th in Forest for Safest, scoring 4.3 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Extreme: 6thMost Authoritarian: 104thMost Conservative: 159thMost Primitive: 221stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 656thBest Weather: 799thMost Devout: 852ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 917thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,481stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,654thLargest Black Market: 1,764thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,838thLowest Crime Rates: 1,895thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,520thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,770thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,222ndLargest Governments: 3,522ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,343rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,115thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,074thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,477thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,862nd
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest fell from "Minnow" to "Nipper".
  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest fell from "Minnow" to "Nipper".
  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.


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