by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 695th Most Influential: 1,075th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,239th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
To rebel is justified
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.35 billion

Leaderthe Chairman of the Commonwealth Council


The Commonwealth of Cairnben is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Chairman of the Commonwealth Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.35 billion Cairnbenians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nubierth. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Cairnbenian economy, worth 608 trillion bretzels 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 139,897 bretzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", the entire entry for Cairnben in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cairnben's national animal is the hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cairnben is ranked 15,909th in the world and 758th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 77.95 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 695thMost Influential: 1,075thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,239thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,241stTop
Safest: 1,602ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,806thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,856thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,946thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,392ndBest Weather: 2,466thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,498thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,544thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,562ndMost Pacifist: 2,592ndMost Developed: 2,680thNicest Citizens: 2,788thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,946thMost Inclusive: 3,186thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,746thSmartest Citizens: 3,948thHealthiest Citizens: 4,128thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,497thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,883rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,068thMost Politically Free: 5,266thLargest Governments: 5,858thMost Cultured: 5,907thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,909thLowest Crime Rates: 6,350thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,056thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,655thTop
Nudest: 8,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,690thMost Secular: 10,226thMost Income Equality: 11,317thMost Efficient Economies: 11,571stHighest Average Incomes: 14,967th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 51st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 78th in the regionSafest: 82nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 85th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 87th in the regionMost Politically Free: 94th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 114th in the regionMost Pacifist: 131st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 137th in the regionBest Weather: 140th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 140th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 140th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 142nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 146th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 148th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 181st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 187th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 197th in the regionMost Inclusive: 202nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 204th in the regionLargest Governments: 244th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 245th in the regionNudest: 259th in the regionMost Cultured: 275th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 276th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 279th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 368th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 380th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 407th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 420th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 454th in the regionMost Secular: 535th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 559th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 585th in the regionMost Income Equality: 629th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 701st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 758th in the regionLargest Populations: 760th in the region

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