by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 3,246thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,865th
The Federal Republic of
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Hail Thee, Thy Counties.
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Population5.754 billion

CapitalUrbem City
LeaderJames Emmanuel


The Federal Republic of Countesia is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by James Emmanuel with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, strictly enforced bedtime, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.754 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 681 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 20,151st in the world and 359th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 61.66 quips per hour.

Most Influential: 3,246thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,865thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,109thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,986thTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,604thMost Secular: 14,272ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,623rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,212thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,577thMost Developed: 17,739thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,780thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,086thMost Efficient Economies: 18,151stLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,624thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,772ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,058thSmartest Citizens: 20,151stHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,617thBest Weather: 20,880thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,558thHighest Drug Use: 22,952ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,531stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,815th
Highest Drug Use: 42nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 77th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 87th in the regionMost Politically Free: 144th in the region

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