by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,439thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,816thMost Pacifist: 3,136th
The Noocracy of
New York Times Democracy
Seek your happiness in the happiness of all.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.807 billion

CapitalPonaiga City
LeaderMister Marin
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencySaint Joanian Dollar
AnimalPink-bellied Ratpig

The Noocracy of Bunkaiia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mister Marin with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.807 billion Bunkaiians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ponaiga City. The average income tax rate is 95.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Bunkaiian economy, worth 204 trillion Saint Joanian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 113,211 Saint Joanian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside, and most Bunkaiians would sell their own grandmother. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Bunkaiia's national animal is the Pink-bellied Ratpig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Bunkaiia is ranked 141,627th in the world and 28th in Nations of Saint Joan of Arc for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 16.77 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,439thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,816thMost Pacifist: 3,136thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,850thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,989thSafest: 5,127thBest Weather: 5,430thMost Inclusive: 5,573rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,826thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,948thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,051stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,128thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,300thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,208thNicest Citizens: 7,428thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,922ndLargest Governments: 8,042ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,717thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,870thHealthiest Citizens: 9,038thMost Cultured: 9,533rdMost Devout: 10,690thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,209thMost Influential: 13,864thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,203rdMost Developed: 14,640thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,303rdMost Rebellious Youth: 16,311thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,001st
Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the region

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