by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 224thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,297thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,434th
The Holy Dinosaur Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
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Population2.738 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Janet Spinos

AnimalPolynesian rat

The Holy Dinosaur Republic of Apatosaurus is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Janet Spinos with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.738 billion Apatosaurs 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, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dinosaurtopia. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Apatosaurusian economy, worth 206 trillion dollars 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, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Tourism. 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 75,274 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dozens of viewers go online to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Apatosaurusian officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, the nation has an international reputation for compassion, and glamping Apatosaurs won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi. Crime is totally unknown. Apatosaurus's national animal is the Polynesian rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Dinosaurism.

Apatosaurus is ranked 176,584th in the world and 7,056th in the South Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -4.27 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 224thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,297thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,434thMost Pacifist: 5,923rdMost Influential: 8,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,597thNicest Citizens: 8,921stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,365thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,311thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,096thBest Weather: 11,653rdTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,062ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,162ndMost Inclusive: 13,345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,638thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,017thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,549thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,729thMost Politically Free: 19,758thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,346thSafest: 21,931stLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,997thHealthiest Citizens: 22,348thHighest Food Quality: 22,478thMost Cheerful Citizens: 22,697thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,734thMost Developed: 23,907th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 56th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 239th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 286th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 286th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 296th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 319th in the regionMost Politically Free: 327th in the regionNicest Citizens: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 369th in the regionBest Weather: 411th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 421st in the regionLargest Black Market: 425th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 437th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 486th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 542nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 591st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 620th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 623rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 656th in the regionMost Influential: 658th in the regionMost Developed: 673rd in the regionNudest: 713th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 776th in the regionLargest Governments: 791st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 792nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 806th in the regionSafest: 818th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 862nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 868th in the region

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