by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 8th Most Efficient Economies: 222nd Healthiest Citizens: 468th
The Commonwealth of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We strive towards the Stars
Iain Banks
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Commonwealth of Coreras is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Iain Banks with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 15.219 billion Corerasians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bristol. The average income tax rate is 58.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Corerasian economy, worth a remarkable 3,483 trillion Marks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 228,860 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, the government is lending a hand to private industry, and robosexual marriages are increasingly common. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Coreras's national animal is the Wyvern, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Coreras is ranked 162,270th in the world and 986th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -10.95 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 8thMost Efficient Economies: 222ndHealthiest Citizens: 468thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 736thMost Developed: 850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 936thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,025thMost Secular: 1,155thBest Weather: 1,181stSmartest Citizens: 1,339thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,697thTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,847thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,913thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,242ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,364thHighest Average Incomes: 2,876thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,104thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,276thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,097thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,011thLowest Crime Rates: 5,507thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,928thLargest Populations: 6,368thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,552ndMost Stationary: 7,772ndLargest Governments: 8,037thTop
Most Inclusive: 9,182ndLargest Mining Sector: 9,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,287thMost Pacifist: 11,654thMost Cultured: 11,957thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,057thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,467thMost Average: 17,716th
Most Influential: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 34th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 69th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 78th in the regionMost Average: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionMost Stationary: 83rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 84th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 87th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 106th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 109th in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Coreras was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Coreras was endorsed by The Dragon Master of Sacred Toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, robosexual marriages are increasingly common.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, employers are never quite sure if graduates' qualifications have any merit or meaning.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Coreras endorsed The Naked Nation of The Mindsweep.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • : Following new legislation in Coreras, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.


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