by Max Barry

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
The Spice must Flow!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population16.359 billion


CurrencySpice Melange

The Kingdom of Bothia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Muad'Dib with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.359 billion Bothians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arrakeen. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Bothian economy, worth an astonishing 12,060 trillion Spice Melanges a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Information Technology, Cheese Exports, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 737,245 Spice Melanges, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Arrakeen is a police state during international summits, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and copyright laws have been abolished. Crime is totally unknown. Bothia's national animal is the Seaworm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Bothia is ranked 161,886th in the world and 8,226th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 15.45 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1stMost Subsidized Industry: 2ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rdMost Cultured: 12thLargest Black Market: 25thHighest Poor Incomes: 25thHighest Average Incomes: 40thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 60thMost Developed: 101stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 110thLargest Insurance Industry: 126thLargest Retail Industry: 126thLongest Average Lifespans: 135thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 195thSmartest Citizens: 202ndHighest Economic Output: 206thMost Advanced Public Education: 213thMost Corrupt Governments: 246thHealthiest Citizens: 254thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 269thLargest Governments: 271stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 297thMost Scientifically Advanced: 320thMost Beautiful Environments: 354thMost Influential: 361stMost Advanced Public Transport: 381stMost Rebellious Youth: 452ndMost Secular: 480thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 553rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 753rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 844thMost Efficient Economies: 921stLowest Crime Rates: 945thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,174thLargest Mining Sector: 1,428thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,474thMost Stationary: 1,599thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,150thRudest Citizens: 2,288thMost Pacifist: 2,368thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,042ndMost Inclusive: 3,193rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,484thLargest Populations: 7,287th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 23rd in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 36th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 79th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 109th in the regionMost Influential: 110th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionRudest Citizens: 131st in the regionMost Pacifist: 133rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 170th in the regionMost Inclusive: 212th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, copyright laws have been abolished.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, Arrakeen is a police state during international summits.
  • : Bothia endorsed The Hidden Village of Kuterring.
  • : Bothia was endorsed by The Hidden Village of Kuterring.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money.
  • : Following new legislation in Bothia, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Bothia endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Vathekia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 345 » Yaorozu, Novare Res, Selfgradatude, Former English Colony, Jefffliu, Unimaginable Doom, Ermarian, Renetopia, Calamazo, Q w e r t y, Great Bights Mum, Malvad, Eglise Sainte Eve, New Sekai, Republic of Destiny, The Big Bad Boo, New Lakemba, Wineclaw, Necromonia, Ultima Terra, Apetopia, Notyoutopia, Xentherida, Ceretis, Lemonbiscuits, Esplandia, Republic of Dixie, Venezuelia, Guslantis, Sunto, SillyString, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, The Isle of Grossmania, Kelvaros Prime, Highton Islands, Dutchyland, Manticore utopia, Valenair, Walter Jackson, Sacrento, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Ostrekoj, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Avalon, American MapleStory, Holy Oranz, The Kyziban Islands, Senatra, and 295 others.Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Bayern-Straubing, Malta Comino Gozo, Svetlakia, Chukstik Illahi, Unsophisticate, SORT, Siwale, Halcon siveriano, French Bananastan, Crodaria, Alice Gardens, Kyrianian, Vexilia, New Chilokver, Cloydicia, Ainsworth, Middle Drazzi, Aezus, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Ilisseia, Kwaj, Nord Botten, Amerian States, Holy Marcus Empire, Beladev, General COE, ZimRobwe, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Diodone, Dadastan Archipelago, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Choistan, The The Bierands, Beodarasc, Misthas, Buckerino, Acrabinnia, Adamantius, Panama Coalition, Staniel, The Iron Lions, The Austro Germanic Union, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Puczovska, Bonjoura, The Galactic Triumvirate, Cadla, Ice and Tinian, Plumas, Weehay, Wodan, Aroa, Nikhilesh23, The Syca, Palisede, Destroedor, Victoriaans Nederlands, Azura Palatina, Pasargad, Agrauron, Wunderstrafanstalt, Dreylus, Chamocha, Mzeusia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Gladio II, Ozstan, Outer Egorniand, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Pacho, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Jontopiary, Painisia, Imbizi, Atain, Mecca-Switzerland, Phoronu, Albacria, Ka Ching, Lordelles, East Supple Lund, Shibutani, Memeosan, Sea Ghost, Viridiann, Govornia, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Northern Glory, Thoets, Snoodum, Atheenos, Pavlikstan, Imperial Higerker Rus, Wisconsota, New Trisone, Soriatorius, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, Mahsoobia, Detrivania, Pleroma Sans Romans, United Draconia, Moose repupblic, Empy, Lower Nubia, Drasvidania, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Racoda, Sakaryata, Quranite, The Tofiatary Arhipelago, Whereisthatistan, Vincone Cae, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Babacar, Zeternia, Ethnon, Amauri, Sundred, TerranulliuZ, Abject Ludicrosity, Hyperbanus, The Alpha Conglomerate, Dovena, Avemterra, Kulgatha, CedieRKing, Elvero, Zokk, Tyroshh, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, I am the one who knocks, Maott, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Seelandt, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Helium Kittens United, Bananaaaaa, Aenglaland, Kokomo Island, El Fiji Grande, Octovalis, Arstungry, East Wushen, Copria, Dar es Saalam, Democritus, Wilkshire, Dives Ergo, Abrickhouse, The Discipled, Yarecir, Zeno-sama, Tarr-Nation, Aerovea, Rosewood-, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Kobagia, Greater Pittsburgh, Valhalla123, Lionia, New Pruessen, Marxist Luxembourg, Yummy Blubber, Brosod, We Are Number One, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Mtzkekizustania, Gorlan Ruins, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Prydania, Amestris-Britannia, Kranostav, Lunallian, Ostrolia, Gawdzendia, Mareor, New Yorkists of Brooklyn, The Serdey Islands, Zastunia Free State, Newrun, Soviet Terran, Spartoptia, Nairland, Niradans, United Kahndaq, Newpromisedland, Torakuen, Boltang, Katschekistan, Hesterin, Ostrinios, Timarah, Sinelona, Transyania, Cool game nation, Votak Matim, Elysium and Palaven, North Bratislava, Utopotia, Magic Genovia, Butcher Bridge, Arzenoa, Oshonia, Ethereal Expanse, HeartLard, Uganda Knuckles UK, Daedric Stellar Empire, Atomic Industry Islands, Adkins Station, Egalico, Grobbillandia, Warsaw-Halicz, The Windmilluminati, Piptaimerfulopia, SchoolHouse Rock, Omnistria, Dreadton, Aurumos, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, Maovale, Stat Artha, Papika, Federation Terra Australis, Machendel, Democratu, Xagill, The Notorious Mad Jack, National Goats, Ninjak30, Severisen, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Dyrenell, Sheldanada, JoeyTyrant, Bearical, Atlantys Meridionalez, Australiland, United North American, The Realm of Dorne, Kalimora Aire, Hong Kong Empire, Asgardira, Black Templares, The Black Cathedral, Pruznia, Lemniscata, Cam Zazi, Steraz, Ara Antrizuls, The South Falls, Dercia, New Eleria, Surikatia, Partax, United Western Federation, Renzic, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Daiz, Fascist Democracy, INTEGRAL, The Sinclarian Provinces, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, COCONUT-CITY, Loptous, Alunya, Liber-lando, Orado, Joodey, The Mike Roctafinserland, Crown Isles, Bridgett, Zemnaya Svoboda, Justanistan, Ieprus, Revolutionary Sealand, Vathekia, 1 very fast endotarter, and Kuterring.

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