by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,202ndNicest Citizens: 1,257th
The Abandoned Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
We smile, knowing we stayed true to the very end.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.959 billion

LeaderThe People
FaithRoman Catholicism

AnimalPink Dolphin

The Abandoned Republic of Akumanga is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The People with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 3.959 billion Akumanganis are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karatoa. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Akumangan economy, worth 621 trillion Kalatas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 157,010 Kalatas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Access to the woods is only granted to those who bring a small shrubbery, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high, and the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Akumanga's national animal is the Pink Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Akumanga is ranked 154,432nd in the world and 40th in 21st Century Rome for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -4 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 1,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,202ndNicest Citizens: 1,257thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,354thMost Inclusive: 1,676thMost Pacifist: 1,938thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,047thTop
Highest Food Quality: 2,650thSafest: 2,832ndBest Weather: 2,886thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,252ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,303rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,307thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,323rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,626thHealthiest Citizens: 3,826thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,885thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,028thMost Developed: 4,071stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,202ndMost Influential: 4,499thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,720thLargest Governments: 4,733rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,921stLowest Crime Rates: 5,053rdSmartest Citizens: 5,279thMost Cultured: 5,769thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,833rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,933rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,580thMost Efficient Economies: 8,734thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,417thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,603rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,408thMost Income Equality: 22,799th
Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the region

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