by Max Barry

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1 Infinite Loop was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 141
Largest Populations: 1,018th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,906th Most Influential: 2,232nd
The Holy French Hippopotamus of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Our Bigness is exceeded only by our Frenchness
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The Holy French Hippopotamus of 1 Infinite Loop is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Horhay Mendolenzavasquesma with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, compulsory military service, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 28.527 billion 1 Infinite Loopians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cupertino. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but underdeveloped 1 Infinite Loopian economy, worth a remarkable 1,115 trillion Metric Pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is 39,113 Metric Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the 1 Infinite Loop Blood Tithe, underground copulation clubs have sprung up in major cities, violent criminals are doomed to be hunted by a psychotic billionaire, and the nation leads The East Pacific in per capita stalking. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 1 Infinite Loop's national animal is the Hippopotamus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

1 Infinite Loop is ranked 83,279th in the world and 2,977th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,692.45 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Populations: 1,018thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,906thMost Influential: 2,232ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,570thBest Weather: 4,342ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,350thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,981stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,811thSafest: 6,646thMost Stationary: 7,043rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,480thSmartest Citizens: 9,056thHighest Economic Output: 9,339thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,448thLowest Crime Rates: 10,422ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,745thHealthiest Citizens: 12,503rd
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Largest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 55th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 67th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 116th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 117th in the regionMost Stationary: 140th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 144th in the regionSafest: 155th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 159th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 163rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 199th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 247th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 249th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 279th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 363rd in the regionLargest Governments: 439th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 495th in the regionMost Cultured: 504th in the regionLargest Black Market: 570th in the region

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