by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,253rdMost Influential: 4,493rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,642nd
The Federal Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Thundering Typhoons
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population4.057 billion

CapitalNew Holzminden
LeaderCecil Blain

CurrencyBlistering Barnacle

The Federal Republic of Armstrong-Whitworth is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Cecil Blain with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.057 billion Armstrong-Whitworths 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Holzminden. The average income tax rate is 62.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Armstrong-Whitworthian economy, worth 499 trillion Blistering Barnacles a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 123,025 Blistering Barnacles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cecil Blain's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, major cities run on potato batteries, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and the election for Cecil Blain's office's janitor is heating up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Armstrong-Whitworth's national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cheesism.

Armstrong-Whitworth is ranked 19,760th in the world and 335th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 10.42 bananas ingested per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,253rdMost Influential: 4,493rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,642ndNicest Citizens: 7,886thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,437thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,885thMost Pacifist: 9,483rdMost Inclusive: 10,085thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,454thHighest Food Quality: 11,286thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,582ndMost Developed: 12,777thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 13,398thSmartest Citizens: 14,595thSafest: 14,639thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,893rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,338thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,939thBest Weather: 16,560thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,657thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,334thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,323rdMost Cultured: 18,892ndHealthiest Citizens: 19,760thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,787thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,153rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,906thLowest Crime Rates: 23,457thHighest Average Incomes: 24,635th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 78th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 87th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 152nd in the region

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