by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 375th Least Corrupt Governments: 539th Most Pacifist: 591st
The Free Territory of
Left-wing Utopia
For the Greater Good
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population13.751 billion



The Free Territory of Chestaan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.751 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 99.4%.

The enormous but inefficient Chestaanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,372 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 99,795 Guevaras, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes, welfare funding has recently gone through the roof, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, and the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure. 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 170,422nd in the world and 6,908th in the West Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -41.3 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 375thLeast Corrupt Governments: 539thMost Pacifist: 591stNicest Citizens: 659thLargest Welfare Programs: 790thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 853rdSafest: 856thMost Compassionate Citizens: 984thHighest Average Tax Rates: 999thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,076thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,079thBest Weather: 1,123rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,199thLargest Governments: 1,496thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,546thTop
Most Cultured: 1,732ndMost Stationary: 1,840thHealthiest Citizens: 1,976thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,494thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,907thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,981stLowest Crime Rates: 2,997thMost Influential: 3,033rdMost Devout: 3,261stSmartest Citizens: 3,587thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,876thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,946thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,160thHighest Economic Output: 7,873rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,089thLargest Populations: 8,267thMost Inclusive: 8,373rdNudest: 8,484thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,863rdMost Income Equality: 10,866thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,276th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 26th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 47th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionMost Devout: 59th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 61st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 70th in the regionLargest Populations: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 86th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 147th in the regionNudest: 197th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 262nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 264th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 538th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 587th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 592nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 662nd in the region

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