by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,567thMost Pacifist: 4,570thMost Inclusive: 6,792nd
The Federal Republic of
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East Skirsburg

Population4.608 billion

LeaderThe Northeastern Council

CurrencySkirsburgian Krone
AnimalSkirsburgian Mustang

The Federal Republic of East Skirsburg is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Northeastern Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.608 billion Eastern Skirsburgians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Svinsk. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient East Skirsburgian economy, worth 695 trillion Skirsburgian Kroner a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 150,839 Skirsburgian Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rumor has it that The Northeastern Council has won three lotteries in a row, digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution, politicians spend more time in courtrooms than in Parliament, and the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Skirsburg's national animal is the Skirsburgian Mustang, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Skirsburg is ranked 296,493rd in the world and 296th in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -394.71 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,567thMost Pacifist: 4,570thMost Inclusive: 6,792ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,097thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,146thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,533rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,042ndMost Developed: 8,212thNicest Citizens: 8,218thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,336thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,610thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,970thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,058thMost Influential: 9,125thSmartest Citizens: 9,390thHealthiest Citizens: 9,420thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,735thBest Weather: 10,062ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,275thLargest Governments: 10,661stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,784thHighest Food Quality: 10,796thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,872ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,317thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,007thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,245thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,449thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,104thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,679thSafest: 13,771stTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 15,338thLargest Retail Industry: 15,356thHighest Average Incomes: 15,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,373rdLargest Welfare Programs: 25,098thMost Secular: 30,251st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 32nd in the region

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