by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,912th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,416th Highest Poor Incomes: 3,711th
The Meritocratic Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Discipline, Integrity and Progress
Emperor Tobias von Menelios
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Chols Worithopia

Population1.456 billion

LeaderEmperor Tobias von Menelios
FaithImperial Orthodox Catholicism

CurrencyDigital Florin
AnimalWhite Speckled Lion

The Meritocratic Empire of Chols Worithopia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Tobias von Menelios with an even hand, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, state-planned economy, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 1.456 billion Chols Worithopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lionsgate. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Chols Worithopian economy, worth 239 trillion Digital Florins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 164,720 Digital Florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life, meat-eating is frowned upon, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chols Worithopia's national animal is the White Speckled Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Imperial Orthodox Catholicism.

Chols Worithopia is ranked 159,822nd in the world and 6,072nd in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -173.32 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,416thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,711thMost Influential: 3,908thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,922ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,199thMost Developed: 6,379thMost Cultured: 6,989thSmartest Citizens: 7,330thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,457thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,707thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,998thLargest Governments: 9,062ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,186thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,565thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,617thHighest Average Incomes: 10,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,308thLowest Crime Rates: 10,704thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,137thMost Efficient Economies: 11,201stMost Inclusive: 11,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,944thNicest Citizens: 13,301stMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,132ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,405thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,497thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,563rd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 45th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 86th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 92nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 140th in the regionMost Cultured: 175th in the regionMost Developed: 180th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 194th in the regionLargest Governments: 204th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 216th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 228th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 256th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 274th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 285th in the regionMost Influential: 286th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 308th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 328th in the regionMost Inclusive: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 359th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 367th in the regionNicest Citizens: 384th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 395th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 404th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 479th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 503rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 577th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 598th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, children are brainwashed at a young age to accept "love and peace!" as a way of life.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, dinner parties often end in politically charged fist fights.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Chols Worithopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Chols Worithopia, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.


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