by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 71stMost Subsidized Industry: 887thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,163rd
The District of
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Population43.622 billion

CapitalDistrict City


The District of Manitoulin is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Liard with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 43.622 billion Manitoulinis love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of District City. The average income tax rate is 78.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Manitoulinian economy, worth a remarkable 2,291 trillion aurums a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 52,523 aurums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Kids refer to anything below the neck as "the parts that shall not be named", Liard can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Manitoulin flights to avoid the pay lavatories, and Liard is convinced that other nations can simply be "junked" (Manitoulin has found 3 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Manitoulin's national animal is the bovina, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Manitoulin is ranked 242,252nd in the world and 457th in Ancient Lands for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 60,969 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Populations: 71stMost Subsidized Industry: 887thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,163rdTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3,428thHighest Crime Rates: 3,778thLargest Black Market: 4,901stMost Avoided: 5,552ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,598thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,105thHighest Economic Output: 8,682ndMost Influential: 10,946thMost Efficient Economies: 14,395thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,232ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,875thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,588thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,748thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,475thMost Politically Free: 22,992ndMost Stationary: 24,205thSmartest Citizens: 28,723rd
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 27th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 30th in the regionMost Income Equality: 42nd in the region

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