by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 285thMost Pacifist: 318thSafest: 353rd
The Quantum Interference Device of
Left-wing Utopia
Saving the world before bedtime™
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.476 billion

LeaderNationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007


The Quantum Interference Device of Courlany is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by NationStates MEMBER SINCE MARCH 2007 with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.476 billion Courlaners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Courlanepolis-Sagan. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Courlan economy, worth a remarkable 4,451 trillion NOBEL PRIZES a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 270,204 NOBEL PRIZES, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, the price of freedom is about half a million NOBEL PRIZES, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Courlany's national animal is the PRINCETON TIGER, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Courlany is ranked 2,706th in the world and 127th in Lazarus for Highest Average Incomes, with 270,204.42 Standard Monetary Units.

Least Corrupt Governments: 285thMost Pacifist: 318thSafest: 353rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 450thMost Compassionate Citizens: 536thNicest Citizens: 564thMost Beautiful Environments: 583rdLargest Publishing Industry: 609thMost Developed: 627thSmartest Citizens: 636thMost Advanced Public Education: 643rdMost Cultured: 659thLongest Average Lifespans: 719thHealthiest Citizens: 777thLowest Crime Rates: 784thBest Weather: 835thLargest Governments: 841stMost Advanced Public Transport: 978thHighest Average Tax Rates: 995thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,056thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,065thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,216thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,330thMost Efficient Economies: 1,494thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,529thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,913thMost Inclusive: 1,926thMost Influential: 2,000thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,052ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,187thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,225thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,585thHighest Average Incomes: 2,706thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,185thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,467thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,398thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,427thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,486thLargest Populations: 10,219thTop
Most Secular: 11,426th
Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 23rd in the regionMost Influential: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 48th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 54th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 62nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 73rd in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 88th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 101st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 105th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 117th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Populations: 314th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 330th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 346th in the regionMost Stationary: 356th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 377th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 515th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 544th in the regionMost Secular: 609th in the region

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