by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 258thLargest Welfare Programs: 310thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 337th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Ad maius bonum
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Population19.181 billion

Leaderthe Chancellery


The Republic of Effazio is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Chancellery with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 19.181 billion Effazians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arysoma. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Effazian economy, worth a remarkable 3,608 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 188,140 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage, and up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on. Crime is totally unknown. Effazio's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Effazio is ranked 294,827th in the world and 292nd in Forest for Most Primitive, scoring -359.74 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 258thLargest Welfare Programs: 310thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 337thMost Advanced Public Education: 398thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 451stLeast Corrupt Governments: 594thMost Rebellious Youth: 612thHighest Average Tax Rates: 757thMost Beautiful Environments: 759thMost Pacifist: 810thMost Influential: 854thMost Advanced Public Transport: 865thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,021stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,035thNicest Citizens: 1,079thMost Developed: 1,230thBest Weather: 1,245thLargest Governments: 1,302ndMost Cultured: 1,381stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,400thSmartest Citizens: 1,448thHealthiest Citizens: 1,461stSafest: 1,527thHighest Food Quality: 1,532ndMost Inclusive: 1,808thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,053rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,335thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,428thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,968thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,041stHighest Economic Output: 4,638thHighest Drug Use: 5,663rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,011thHighest Average Incomes: 9,274thMost Secular: 10,238thLowest Crime Rates: 10,717thMost Efficient Economies: 13,712thNudest: 13,881stLargest Populations: 13,944thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 16,338thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,928thMost Income Equality: 28,946th
Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 24th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 32nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionNudest: 36th in the region

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