by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 4,265thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,910thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,633rd
The Outback Paradise of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Do it right the first time
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.568 billion

LeaderJolly Swagman


The Outback Paradise of Atopias is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jolly Swagman with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.568 billion Atopians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matilda. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Atopiasian economy, worth 399 trillion Dollarydoos a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 111,850 Dollarydoos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children crying over dropped ice creams are offered high doses of experimental antidepressants, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, and the roads are notorious throughout the region for their peril. Crime is totally unknown. Atopias's national animal is the Jumbuck, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Waltzing.

Atopias is ranked 120,247th in the world and 3,281st in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 41.25 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 4,265thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,910thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,633rdNicest Citizens: 6,101stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,441stMost Inclusive: 7,693rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,803rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,004thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,104thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 11,177thMost Developed: 11,251stMost Pacifist: 11,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,730thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,944thBest Weather: 12,141stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,509thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,754thSmartest Citizens: 13,158thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,711thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,098thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,257thMost Secular: 14,933rdHighest Poor Incomes: 15,242ndMost Cultured: 15,928thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,202ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,279thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,488thLargest Agricultural Sector: 18,632ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,972nd
Most Cheerful Citizens: 124th in the regionNicest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 157th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 165th in the regionMost Influential: 166th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 167th in the regionMost Inclusive: 197th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 197th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 232nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 232nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Developed: 267th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 268th in the regionBest Weather: 278th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 279th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 286th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 290th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 298th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 298th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 309th in the regionNudest: 309th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 344th in the regionMost Pacifist: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 352nd in the regionMost Cultured: 362nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 364th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 370th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 389th in the regionMost Stationary: 392nd in the regionMost Secular: 403rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 408th in the regionRudest Citizens: 454th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 466th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 483rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 513th in the regionLargest Governments: 520th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 526th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 529th in the regionLargest Populations: 532nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 559th in the region

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