by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 6,897thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,813thHighest Economic Output: 19,783rd
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
3 billion and counting
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3 billion

Population11.919 billion


The Republic of 3 billion is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless population of 11.919 billion 3 billionians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 52.4%.

The all-consuming 3 billionian economy, worth a remarkable 1,056 trillion coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 88,642 coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 295,034 per year while the poor average 19,845, a ratio of 14.9 to 1.

Defense lawyers suggestively note to juries how flagrantly happy victims were, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally, and childish pranks are no laughing matter. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 3 billion's national animal is the rabbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

3 billion is ranked 26,529th in the world and 1,542nd in Lazarus for Most Beautiful Environments, with 853.64 pounds of wildlife per square mile.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 6,897thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,813thTop
Highest Economic Output: 19,783rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,746thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,435thHealthiest Citizens: 23,629thBest Weather: 24,267thMost Valuable International Artwork: 24,882ndMost Beautiful Environments: 26,529thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26,632ndLargest Populations: 26,867th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 324th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 564th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 597th in the region

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