by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 373rd Largest Welfare Programs: 401st Least Corrupt Governments: 552nd
The Free Territory of
Left-wing Utopia
For the Greater Good
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.195 billion



The Free Territory of Chestaan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.195 billion Chestaanians 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Equitopia. The average income tax rate is 99.5%.

The Chestaanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,988 trillion Guevaras a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. Average income is an impressive 115,649 Guevaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, and terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chestaan's national animal is the Scorpion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Chestaan is ranked 34,738th in the world and 968th in the West Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,923.5 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 373rdLargest Welfare Programs: 401stLeast Corrupt Governments: 552ndMost Pacifist: 714thNicest Citizens: 812thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 928thSafest: 930thMost Rebellious Youth: 954thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,063rdBest Weather: 1,153rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,259thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,284thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,462ndTop
Most Stationary: 1,570thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,669thLargest Governments: 1,687thMost Cultured: 1,743rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,964thHealthiest Citizens: 2,049thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,147thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,484thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,225thLowest Crime Rates: 3,237thMost Devout: 3,397thMost Influential: 3,733rdSmartest Citizens: 3,812thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,959thHighest Economic Output: 6,050thLargest Populations: 7,117thTop
Nudest: 7,752ndMost Inclusive: 7,798thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,412thMost Income Equality: 10,728th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionSafest: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 62nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 65th in the regionLargest Populations: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 66th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 103rd in the regionNudest: 175th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 199th in the regionMost Inclusive: 204th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 450th in the regionMost Politically Free: 478th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 508th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 519th in the regionMost Developed: 547th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 551st in the region

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