by Max Barry

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Safest: 200th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 296th Most Advanced Public Education: 333rd
The Virtual Reality of
Democratic Socialists
Further beyond imagination
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population19.749 billion

Faiththe Way


The Virtual Reality of Anozia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Anothelead with an even hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, anti-smoking policies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, humorless population of 19.749 billion Anoziavatars are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of AnoTheCore. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Anozian economy, worth a remarkable 4,880 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 247,142 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, children in school learn that marriage and slavery go hand in hand, Anozia has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, and students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Anozia's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is the Way.

Anozia is ranked 168,621st in the world and 6,779th in the Pacific for Most Devout, with 1.97 Prayers Per Hour.

Safest: 200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296thMost Advanced Public Education: 333rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 339thMost Advanced Public Transport: 375thLeast Corrupt Governments: 376thMost Pacifist: 417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 475thLowest Crime Rates: 508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 534thMost Developed: 579thMost Secular: 581stMost Efficient Economies: 585thMost Beautiful Environments: 593rdLargest Governments: 616thSmartest Citizens: 659thLongest Average Lifespans: 698thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 792ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 912thLargest Welfare Programs: 994thMost Stationary: 1,137thHighest Economic Output: 1,588thTop
Best Weather: 1,826thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,874thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,028thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,106thHealthiest Citizens: 2,176thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,536thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,820thNicest Citizens: 2,930thHighest Average Incomes: 3,020thMost Inclusive: 4,800thMost Cultured: 5,070thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,337thLargest Populations: 5,449thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,195thTop
Most Influential: 9,116thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,266thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,474th
Safest: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 38th in the regionBest Weather: 38th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 48th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 76th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 79th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 125th in the regionMost Inclusive: 146th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 263rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 297th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, students consistently complain that the wi-fi ate their homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, Anozia has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, children in school learn that marriage and slavery go hand in hand.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Anozia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Sterilisation of Minors etc".
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, online weather reports are predicting five years of glorious sunshine for Anozia.
  • : Following new legislation in Anozia, the ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.


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