by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 894th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,645th Largest Populations: 1,738th
The Chocolate Loving Paradise of
Left-Leaning College State
Save the Planet! It's the only one with Chocolate!
Most Serene Lady Darkesia
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The Chocolate Loving Paradise of Darkesia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Most Serene Lady Darkesia with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 25.826 billion Darkesians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Defense and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fortress Cacao. The average income tax rate is 14.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Darkesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,557 trillion chocolate coin Žs a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. Average income is 99,023 chocolate coin Žs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The government's new 'Crime Can Fight Itself' policy appears to be backfiring rather badly, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more, the nation has gained millions of new citizens overnight, and the police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence. Crime is almost non-existent. Darkesia's national animal is the chocolate bunny™, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Chocolatology.

Darkesia is ranked 106,611th in the world and 10th in Lemuria for Most Extreme, scoring 12.57 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Influential: 894thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 1,645thLargest Populations: 1,738thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,349thHighest Economic Output: 3,058thMost Cultured: 3,494thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,795thSmartest Citizens: 5,517thBest Weather: 6,018thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,060thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,297thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,121stTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 10,010thRudest Citizens: 10,695thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,254thMost Inclusive: 12,490thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,655thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,736thMost Developed: 13,949th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the region

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