by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 210thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 370thLargest Welfare Programs: 391st
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Population13.586 billion


Animalhermit crab

The Community of Cenotaph is a gargantuan, efficient nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.586 billion Cenotaphians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cenodelphia. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cenotaphian economy, worth a remarkable 2,249 trillion C-Notes 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 165,564 C-Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cenotaph's national animal is the hermit crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Cenotaph is ranked 1,346th in the world and 7th in NationStates for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 99.04 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 210thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 370thLargest Welfare Programs: 391stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 609thMost Cheerful Citizens: 661stMost Pacifist: 800thLeast Corrupt Governments: 813thMost Advanced Public Education: 832ndMost Rebellious Youth: 877thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 895thMost Developed: 915thNicest Citizens: 1,070thMost Cultured: 1,080thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,112thHealthiest Citizens: 1,178thBest Weather: 1,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,346thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,372ndSafest: 1,384thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,402ndMost Inclusive: 1,475thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,552ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,623rdLargest Governments: 1,983rdTop
Most Influential: 2,359thSmartest Citizens: 3,000thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,720thMost Efficient Economies: 5,420thHighest Economic Output: 6,405thLowest Crime Rates: 8,992ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,864thMost Stationary: 10,106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,221stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,497thNudest: 11,054thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,879thLargest Populations: 16,780thMost Income Equality: 18,400thMost Secular: 19,664th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 32nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 36th in the regionNudest: 36th in the region

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