by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,531stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,387thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,995th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Land of the People
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.194 billion

LeaderEduardo Mendoza

AnimalScarlet Ibis

The Republic of Buteray is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Eduardo Mendoza with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, devout population of 7.194 billion Buterayans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rapua. The average income tax rate is 52.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Buterayan economy, worth 413 trillion Yeels a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 57,453 Yeels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The right school tie opens more doors than the right qualification, even immigrants complain that immigrants keep taking their jobs, people often get liposuction to reduce their air fares, and Eduardo Mendoza is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Buteray's national animal is the Scarlet Ibis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Buteray is ranked 106,995th in the world and 4th in The Parliamentary Union of Nations for Most Politically Free, scoring 60.38 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,531stTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,387thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,995thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,419thNicest Citizens: 15,715thHighest Drug Use: 18,249thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,481stMost Compassionate Citizens: 19,072ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,310th

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