by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 864thMost Influential: 1,644thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,810th
The Sprawl of
Left-wing Utopia
Chase the wave, ride the Ankylosauras.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Crazy Waters

Population16.644 billion

LeaderGrand Rider of the Ankylosauras


The Sprawl of Crazy Waters is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Grand Rider of the Ankylosauras with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.644 billion Crazy Watersians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WIBBLE. The average income tax rate is 68.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Crazy Watersian economy, worth a remarkable 2,087 trillion Horns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 125,398 Horns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, the government seizes all major gold finds, people stand their fridges back-to-front to benefit from the free heating, and soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Crazy Waters's national animal is the Ankylosauras, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is WhateverYouWantism.

Crazy Waters is ranked 223,031st in the world and 2,852nd in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 20.33 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 864thMost Influential: 1,644thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,810thTop
Best Weather: 2,879thSafest: 3,722ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,669thMost Pacifist: 5,377thHealthiest Citizens: 6,440thNicest Citizens: 7,253rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,348thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,376thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,559thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,570thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,972ndHighest Food Quality: 8,389thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,088thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,137thMost Inclusive: 9,637thHighest Economic Output: 10,971stSmartest Citizens: 11,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,027thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,058thMost Cultured: 12,299thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,235thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 14,244thMost Income Equality: 17,913thMost Stationary: 18,996thLargest Populations: 21,312thLowest Crime Rates: 21,584thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,772ndLargest Publishing Industry: 21,842ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,009th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 46th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66th in the regionSafest: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 86th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Pacifist: 125th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 132nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 141st in the regionNicest Citizens: 142nd in the regionLargest Populations: 144th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 150th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 160th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Stationary: 184th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 185th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 189th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 199th in the regionMost Inclusive: 199th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 208th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 322nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 325th in the regionMost Income Equality: 325th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 349th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 366th in the region

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