by Max Barry

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Chan Island was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 264
Most Influential: 2,342nd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,611th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,581st
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We're absolutely not going to be annihilated...
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Chan Island

Population7.584 billion

CapitalChanning Townton
LeaderJorge Shaft
FaithThe Great Hatred

CurrencyShiny Thing

The Republic of Chan Island is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Jorge Shaft with an even hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 7.584 billion Chan Islanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Channing Townton. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Chan Islander economy, worth 712 trillion Shiny Things a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 93,999 Shiny Things, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, and the banshee wail foretells skies of death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Great Hatred.

Chan Island is ranked 110,580th in the world and 115th in Forest for Fattest Citizens, with 9.5 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 2,342ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,611thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,581stLargest Black Market: 8,068thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,996thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,446thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,561stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,220thBest Weather: 15,202ndMost Beautiful Environments: 15,584thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,330thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,338thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,904th
Most Average: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the region

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