by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Education: 660thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 800thMost Influential: 887th
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Lets us make a Brighter Futures
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population33.72 billion

CapitalBrightFutures City


The Republic of BrightFutures is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 33.72 billion BrightFuturesians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Law & Order, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of BrightFutures City. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient BrightFuturesian economy, worth a remarkable 6,513 trillion Luminosities a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 193,151 Luminosities, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign policy often involves bullwhips and leather, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, the transit system is throwing poor people under the bus, and claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. BrightFutures's national animal is the Sun, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

BrightFutures is ranked 270,596th in the world and 7,426th in Balder for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -19.56 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Advanced Public Education: 660thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 800thMost Influential: 887thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,092ndSafest: 1,103rdSmartest Citizens: 1,334thLowest Crime Rates: 1,371stMost Developed: 1,377thHighest Economic Output: 1,574thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,626thHealthiest Citizens: 1,690thLargest Populations: 2,016thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,160thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,340thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,557thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,980thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,043rdLargest Governments: 3,095thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,765thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,918thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,063rdMost Secular: 5,121stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,407thHighest Average Incomes: 8,052ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,618thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,968thHighest Food Quality: 9,649thMost Cultured: 10,225thMost Efficient Economies: 10,808thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,546thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,780thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,481stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,729thMost Pacifist: 20,472ndMost Patriotic: 23,820th
Most Influential: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 46th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 55th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 83rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionLargest Governments: 103rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 104th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 145th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 156th in the regionMost Secular: 243rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 316th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 356th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 431st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 441st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 441st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 459th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 493rd in the regionMost Cultured: 511th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 537th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 574th in the region

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