by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,160th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,932nd Safest: 2,852nd
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
To rebel is justified
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Commonwealth of Cairnben is a massive, safe nation, ruled by the Commonwealth Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.852 billion Cairnbenians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, 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 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cairnbenian economy, worth 307 trillion bretzels a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 107,959 bretzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, and veterans are directed into environmental cleanup operations. 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 13,670th in the world and 670th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 249.85 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,160thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,932ndSafest: 2,852ndMost Influential: 3,385thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,159thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,345thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,370thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,713thMost Pacifist: 5,530thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,633rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,039thMost Developed: 6,068thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,219thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,533rdNicest Citizens: 6,714thBest Weather: 6,750thMost Inclusive: 6,809thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,040thMost Secular: 7,829thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,929thSmartest Citizens: 8,478thTop
Most Cultured: 9,056thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,300thHealthiest Citizens: 9,584thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,177thLargest Governments: 11,535thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,394thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,952ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,670thMost Income Equality: 14,005thLowest Crime Rates: 14,678thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,229th
Least Corrupt Governments: 88th in the regionTop
Safest: 134th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 192nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 195th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 198th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 200th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 206th in the regionMost Pacifist: 282nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 305th in the regionMost Developed: 324th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 334th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 337th in the regionNicest Citizens: 355th in the regionBest Weather: 357th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 377th in the regionMost Inclusive: 409th in the regionMost Secular: 410th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Cultured: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 439th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 457th in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 507th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 543rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 646th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 650th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 670th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 778th in the regionNudest: 794th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 908th in the regionMost Income Equality: 917th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 927th in the regionMost Influential: 946th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 970th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cairnben endorsed The Realm of Xagill.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, veterans are directed into environmental cleanup operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, many marriages go virtually unconsummated.
  • : Cairnben was endorsed by The Realm of Xagill.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
  • : Cairnben was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Cairnben, the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'.


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