by Max Barry

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Largest Retail Industry: 346thMost Secular: 401stRudest Citizens: 474th
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
To dare it is to do
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population10.137 billion


The Republic of Coolibeer is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, feral children, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 10.137 billion Coolibeerians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Coolibeerian economy, worth a remarkable 3,503 trillion dolars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 345,635 dolars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Government ministers have eclectic tastes in curtains, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and foreign football clubs wave the Coolibeerian flag before every game. Crime is totally unknown. Coolibeer's national animal is the hiena, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Coolibeer is ranked 40,331st in the world and 714th in Lazarus for Most Stationary, with 517.429703567 Days.

Largest Retail Industry: 346thMost Secular: 401stRudest Citizens: 474thHighest Disposable Incomes: 488thMost Efficient Economies: 658thMost Cultured: 1,322ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,343rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,351stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,411thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,699thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,735thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,743rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,915thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,998thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,006thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,008thSmartest Citizens: 2,016thMost Developed: 2,076thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,177thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,261stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,488thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,537thBest Weather: 2,741stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,968thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,027thLargest Governments: 3,648thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,667thHealthiest Citizens: 3,771stHighest Economic Output: 3,863rdMost Inclusive: 3,960thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,988thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,472ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,979thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,665thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,695thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,138thLargest Black Market: 9,291stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,184thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,533rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,665thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,768thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,646thLowest Crime Rates: 21,710th
Most Secular: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Cultured: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 56th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 59th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 68th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 70th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 79th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 81st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 86th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 88th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 90th in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 100th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 114th in the regionBest Weather: 115th in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 145th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 160th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 177th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 188th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 314th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 389th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 398th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 406th in the regionLargest Black Market: 471st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 558th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 569th in the regionMost Influential: 663rd in the regionMost Stationary: 714th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, foreign football clubs wave the Coolibeerian flag before every game.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, government ministers have eclectic tastes in curtains.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, there's a shortage of swinging hot spots as land development grinds to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, unemployed accountants keep double-entry ledgers of their benefit claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, only Leader's friends count in the eyes of the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Coolibeer, news headlines usually include p-values.


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