by Max Barry

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,489thMost Efficient Economies: 1,600thLargest Governments: 1,642nd
The Republic of South Africa of
New York Times Democracy
One People One Destiny
President Robert Johnson
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.546 billion

LeaderPresident Robert Johnson


The Republic of South Africa of 5years is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Robert Johnson with a fair hand, and renowned for its vat-grown people, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 12.546 billion South Africans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pretoria. The average income tax rate is 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient 5yearsian economy, worth a remarkable 2,781 trillion Rand a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 221,722 Rand, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

The team in charge of creating a new writing system have spent months deciding whether or not to use serif or sans-serif characters, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, and the freedom to be free is always just out of reach. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 5years's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Protestantism.

5years is ranked 138,521st in the world and 1st in Union of Nations for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 961.88 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Subsidized Industry: 1,489thMost Efficient Economies: 1,600thLargest Governments: 1,642ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,695thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,899thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,175thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,272ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,325thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,526thLowest Crime Rates: 2,908thMost Developed: 3,250thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,375thMost Cultured: 3,544thMost Inclusive: 3,756thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,911thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,461stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,545thSmartest Citizens: 4,846thNicest Citizens: 4,892ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,929thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,938thSafest: 4,947thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,233rdHighest Economic Output: 5,363rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,499thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,529thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,375thMost Devout: 6,480thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,963rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,339thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,477thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,499thBest Weather: 11,711thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,965thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,081stMost Pacifist: 21,320thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,816thLargest Populations: 22,702ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,987th

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