by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,337thMost Pacifist: 3,262ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,329th
The Democratic Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
X Marx the Spot
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.014 billion

LeaderThe Workers' Union

CurrencyWorkers' Credit

The Democratic Republic of Torness is a massive, safe nation, ruled by The Workers' Union with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 2.014 billion Tornessians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luxemgrad. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tornessian economy, worth 159 trillion Workers' Credits 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 Basket Weaving. Average income is 78,947 Workers' Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, they who do not work shall not eat, solid-gold toilets are Tornessian prisons' least expensive furnishings, and hordes of tourists are ruining the environment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Torness's national animal is the Dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Torness is ranked 297,139th in the world and 50th in The Internationale for Most Avoided, scoring 0.77 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,337thTop
Most Pacifist: 3,262ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,329thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,036thNicest Citizens: 4,334thSafest: 5,973rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,311thMost Inclusive: 6,404thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,497thBest Weather: 6,626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,028thMost Income Equality: 7,417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,778thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,380thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,254thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,479thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,944thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,152ndHighest Food Quality: 11,392ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,234thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,836thHealthiest Citizens: 14,059thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 15,012thMost Secular: 15,344thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,464thTop
Largest Governments: 16,393rdSmartest Citizens: 18,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 24,429th
Most Income Equality: 7th in the region

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