by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,007thMost Influential: 2,052ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,359th
The Borderlands of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Unity in Diversity
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Sympathy Mesa

Population1.038 billion

LeaderWenis the Eviscerator

AnimalEuropean polecat

The Borderlands of Sympathy Mesa is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Wenis the Eviscerator with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.038 billion Sympathy Mesans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Halcyon. The average income tax rate is 87.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Sympathy Mesan economy, worth 87.7 trillion souls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. Average income is 84,522 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sympathy Mesa's national animal is the European polecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Kelpism.

Sympathy Mesa is ranked 237,591st in the world and 8,972nd in The North Pacific for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 30.58 Whatever.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,007thMost Influential: 2,052ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,359thTop
Safest: 3,353rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,517thMost Pacifist: 3,619thMost Inclusive: 4,926thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,021stNicest Citizens: 5,203rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,509thHealthiest Citizens: 5,995thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,008thBest Weather: 6,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,257thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,521stMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,354thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,770thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,168thMost Income Equality: 10,210thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,341stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,530thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,568thLowest Crime Rates: 10,886thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,238thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 12,557thSmartest Citizens: 13,573rdMost Secular: 16,132ndMost Cultured: 16,429thLargest Governments: 17,695thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,429thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,732ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,086th
Least Corrupt Governments: 130th in the regionSafest: 182nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 182nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 219th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 273rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 278th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 297th in the regionNicest Citizens: 299th in the regionMost Inclusive: 320th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 354th in the regionBest Weather: 367th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 426th in the regionMost Income Equality: 450th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 458th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 528th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 533rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 564th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 565th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 567th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 575th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 576th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 592nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 672nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 682nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 684th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 736th in the regionMost Influential: 774th in the regionMost Secular: 826th in the regionMost Cultured: 847th in the regionLargest Governments: 893rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 931st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Sympathy Mesa was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Sympathy Mesa voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Sympathy Mesa was endorsed by The People's Republic of Free mankind.
  • : Sympathy Mesa endorsed The Free Land of The American Anarchist Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Sympathy Mesa, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 197 » Aerilia, Great Bights Mum, Kazoo Basin, Lulubellia, Koda-Land, The Tampa Bay Rays, Empy, The Pantheons, The Rhein States, Orado, Kragsgale, The Serdey Islands, Bankowiata, Heilhum Imperius, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Notyoutopia, Pytong, Dreadton, Slyakanya, Dar es Saalam, Sundred, Imperial Pieserged, Guer Aike, Former English Colony, Hamerica, Kranostav, Selfgradatude, Corfad, Siwale, Yaorozu, Newpromisedland, Interdimensional Zone, Shibutani, Votak Matim, Republica Guilleana, Zzozona, Hardscrabble, Territorio di Nessuno, Sevinland, Valentine Z, Holy Oranz, North Bratislava, East Akra, Brucklania, Simone Republic, Omnistria, Yokciq Empire, Malta Comino Gozo, Dabarastan, New Lakemba, and 147 others.Draconian Progression, El Fiji Grande, Cretox State, Ethnon, Pasargad, Shadowrik, Sunto, Joodey, Odelinor, 1 very fast endotarter, Sil Dorsett, Wineclaw, The Pleiads, Ravendi, Frances Francis the First of France, Seenvorland, Nodnarb, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, Xipher, Chukstik Illahi, Tvers, Sikol, Climeria, Yellops, Ozstan, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Colfes, Port Naga, The Iron Lions, United Kahndaq, Godwanna, Bharathvarsh, Libertania Democratica, Svenskskit, Strongwill, His Enduring Majesty, Loutsland, The Endless Eventide, Illusia and Neverendia, Star Kingdom, Galbadiana, Cereskia, Xagill, Pallaith, Xentherida, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Nuronte, Que Lukustinardon, Runeda, Wilkshire, Planes, Zyvetskistaahn, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Crusadam, McMasterdonia, Moubarakistan, Chips and Guac, Barabolia, Ice and Tinian, Zemnaya Svoboda, Vesteysia, Clan Spaniel, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Maott, Figyjharli, Svenskan, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Dangine, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Kromi, Shotokonia, Free Salvation, Tyirza, Super Girl, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, The Jerichowan Country, Steampunk Ariel, Ioannenburg, Unsophisticate, Mon Island, Burturn, ForestMythal, Allevania, East Supple Lund, Batatoland Empire, Religioncord, Advancia-Sizzletown, New Celoveniortan, Korean-Joseon, Jakit, Seanat, Tsandonown, Britle, Defense For The World Assembly, Centrialand, Atlunartemis, Ootasa, Libvillia, Katuda, 2 and 2 is Fish, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Card Kingdom, Merconitonitopia, Boston Castle, Ellbonnia, Fraystonia, Kastonvia, Lemsrow, Nordic-British Union, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Wellandy, Liberatarian States, Bearical, Nova Arcania, Venicea, Drueste, Fizban, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Hepek, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Nation1812, Sahriastan, Perikuresu, Outer Shenendoah, British-Australia, Capablanca, Lionia, The Calabash Protectorate, Glurponia, The Blazeland Administration, and Beta Cyndriel.

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