by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 77thNicest Citizens: 99thMost Compassionate Citizens: 100th
The Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
Solidarity, Justice, Balance.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population27.564 billion

CapitalSaint Kordam
FaithThe Reverie

AnimalSea Serpent

The Commonwealth of Biotopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Principle with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 27.564 billion Biotopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Kordam. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Biotopian economy, worth a remarkable 5,889 trillion BioMs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 213,673 BioMs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, the government's economic policy can be summed up as "Abort, Retry, Fail?", arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct, and tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Biotopia's national animal is the Sea Serpent, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Reverie.

Biotopia is ranked 407th in the world and 3rd in The Leftist Assembly for Longest Average Lifespans, with 97.03 Years.

Most Secular: 77thNicest Citizens: 99thMost Compassionate Citizens: 100thMost Pacifist: 154thLargest Publishing Industry: 156thMost Cheerful Citizens: 175thMost Inclusive: 199thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 211thHealthiest Citizens: 255thMost Developed: 353rdMost Cultured: 366thLongest Average Lifespans: 407thSafest: 430thLeast Corrupt Governments: 521stSmartest Citizens: 633rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,241stHighest Economic Output: 1,297thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,634thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,920thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,082ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,293rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,367thLargest Governments: 2,424thMost Efficient Economies: 2,532ndLargest Populations: 2,680thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,039thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,074thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,243rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,635thHighest Average Incomes: 5,322ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,204thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,339thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,056thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,778thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,087thHighest Drug Use: 14,115thBest Weather: 14,649thMost Influential: 15,018thMost Income Equality: 18,379thNudest: 20,463rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,704th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 38th in the regionNudest: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, arbitrary election rules are considered sacrosanct.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, the government's economic policy can be summed up as "Abort, Retry, Fail?".
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, sex changes are routinely performed at Biotopia's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, the tools of the trade for landmine clearance appear to be copious amounts of gasoline and a box of matches.
  • : Following new legislation in Biotopia, the nation's arms dealers guarantee discretion and untraceable transactions.


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