by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 167thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 264thMost Influential: 376th
The Cybernetic Utopia of
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Steampunk Ariel

Population3.33 billion


Animalclockwork crayon ponyfish

The Cybernetic Utopia of Steampunk Ariel is a massive, genial nation, ruled by S'C'U'T'T'L'E with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 3.33 billion Cybernetic Mermaids enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantica. The average income tax rate is 69.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic economy, worth 398 trillion seashells a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 119,716 seashells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Michelin-star chefs are being called on to prepare menus for six-year-olds, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted, and school lockers are filled with fancy underwear. Crime is totally unknown. Steampunk Ariel's national animal is the clockwork crayon ponyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Animism.

Steampunk Ariel is ranked 201,346th in the world and 9,062nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -70.2 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 167thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 264thMost Influential: 376thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,768thMost Cultured: 7,371stMost Pacifist: 7,973rdNicest Citizens: 8,219thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,773rdLargest Retail Industry: 8,986thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,483rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,207thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,806thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,876thMost Devout: 11,010thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 11,574thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,701stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,702ndMost Inclusive: 14,278thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,894thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,031stMost Developed: 16,248thHighest Drug Use: 17,135thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,443rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,916thSmartest Citizens: 18,082ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,445thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,696thBest Weather: 19,648thLargest Black Market: 20,122nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 33rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 109th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 202nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 288th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 327th in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 410th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 430th in the regionMost Devout: 453rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 466th in the regionNicest Citizens: 474th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 545th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 563rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 564th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 579th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 595th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 608th in the regionLargest Black Market: 660th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 662nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 689th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 728th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 857th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 858th in the regionMost Inclusive: 863rd in the regionNudest: 880th in the regionMost Stationary: 887th in the regionMost Developed: 899th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 954th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 972nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 973rd in the region

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