by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,531st Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,214th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,289th
The Zero Gravity of
Mother Knows Best State
Singing in the Wind
Queen Josephine
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population8.477 billion

LeaderQueen Josephine
Faitha major religion


The Zero Gravity of Chimes is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Queen Josephine with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.477 billion Chimesians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 92.2%.

The very strong Chimesian economy, worth 660 trillion winds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Tourism, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 77,953 winds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.2 times as much as the poorest.

Pregnant women make easy targets, atheists and evolutionary biologists are fleeing the country like rats from a sinking ship, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and children grow up long before the paperwork for their lemonade stands can be sorted out. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chimes's national animal is the chime, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Chimes is ranked 27,655th in the world and 593rd in the Rejected Realms for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,531stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,214thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,289thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,252ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,533rdLargest Black Market: 7,797thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,199thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 10,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,608thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,358thLargest Governments: 13,186th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 78th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 159th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 177th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 194th in the regionLargest Black Market: 199th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 242nd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 282nd in the regionLargest Governments: 312th in the regionSafest: 341st in the regionMost Pacifist: 372nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 430th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 440th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 488th in the region

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