by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,528thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,638thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,122nd
The Holy Red Ottoman Empire of
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Wisdom is the best type of knowledge
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Population900 million

LeaderKing Cannikar XXV

AnimalGreater spotted eagle

The Holy Red Ottoman Empire of Cannicat is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by King Cannikar XXV with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 900 million Cannicatians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. The average income tax rate is 69.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cannicatian economy, worth 108 trillion Dinas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,077 Dinas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms, vital intelligence-gathering activities are often put on hold for Call of Honor tournaments, and people are bored of easy crossword puzzles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cannicat's national animal is the Greater spotted eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cannicat is ranked 216,481st in the world and 846th in 10000 Islands for Fattest Citizens, with 6.96 Obesity Rate.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,528thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 9,638thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,122ndNicest Citizens: 11,071stMost Devout: 11,125thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,637thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,574thBest Weather: 13,278thMost Inclusive: 13,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 13,646thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,246thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,255thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,462ndMost Developed: 14,591stMost Cultured: 14,686thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,783rdMost Beautiful Environments: 16,849thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,594thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,645thLargest Governments: 22,738thSmartest Citizens: 23,013thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,118thHighest Average Incomes: 23,480th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 46th in the regionTop
Most Devout: 107th in the region

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