by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 128thRudest Citizens: 209thLargest Retail Industry: 276th
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Learning to advance
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population13.807 billion

CapitalAddlelearn City


The Republic of Addlelearn is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.807 billion Addlelearnians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Addlelearn City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Addlelearnian economy, worth a remarkable 3,651 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 264,481 Credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,393,213 per year while the poor average 26,755, a ratio of 52.1 to 1.

Customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity, home invaders must be deterred with Wiffle bats, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, and Leader's speeches are beloved by insomniacs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Addlelearn's national animal is the Dog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Addlelearn is ranked 246,391st in the world and 10,622nd in Osiris for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 8.96 tourists per hour.

Most Secular: 128thRudest Citizens: 209thLargest Retail Industry: 276thMost Avoided: 587thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 788thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 887thHighest Disposable Incomes: 903rdHighest Crime Rates: 991stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,100thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,103rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,577thSmartest Citizens: 1,599thLargest Mining Sector: 1,665thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,779thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,009thMost Efficient Economies: 2,102ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,441stTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,606thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,930thMost Armed: 2,983rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,122ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,292ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,326thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,835thHighest Economic Output: 3,839thMost Influential: 4,348thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,140thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,450thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,781stMost Rebellious Youth: 5,831stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,366thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,127thMost Cultured: 10,193rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12,190thTop
Largest Governments: 14,574thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,327thLargest Black Market: 19,810thLargest Populations: 21,307thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,293rdMost Pro-Market: 24,025thHighest Drug Use: 24,601st
Most Secular: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 49th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 52nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 66th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 123rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 131st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 131st in the regionMost Armed: 134th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 136th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 141st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 173rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 185th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 254th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 263rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 282nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 321st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 415th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 457th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 506th in the regionMost Cultured: 529th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 568th in the regionMost Stationary: 597th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 631st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 684th in the regionLargest Governments: 775th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 814th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 952nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 1,001st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, Leader's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, home invaders must be deterred with Wiffle bats.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, immigrants who don't like the taste of Addlelearnian Turnip Chips are immediately deported.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, a valid legal defense is 'dead men tell no tales'.


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