by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,230thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,029thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,859th
The Federal Republic of
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Hail Thee, Thy Counties.
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Population5.772 billion

CapitalUrbem City
LeaderJames Emmanuel


The Federal Republic of Countesia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by James Emmanuel with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.772 billion Countesians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urbem City. The average income tax rate is 44.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Countesian economy, worth 683 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 118,487 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hundreds of sailors ride the good ship James Emmanuel day after day, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes, grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths, and sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors. Crime is totally unknown. Countesia's national animal is the Capybara, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Countesia is ranked 22,985th in the world and 41st in 10000 Islands for Highest Drug Use, scoring 115 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most Influential: 3,230thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,029thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,859thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,155thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,986thTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,576thMost Secular: 14,278thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,586thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,224thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,589thMost Developed: 17,731stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,777thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,051stMost Efficient Economies: 18,181stLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,667thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,754thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,880thSmartest Citizens: 20,104thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,592ndBest Weather: 20,835thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,598thHighest Drug Use: 22,985thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,446thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,795th
Highest Drug Use: 41st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 140th in the region

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