by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 1,659th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,682nd Most Beautiful Environments: 2,737th
The Chocolate Loving Paradise of
Left-Leaning College State
Save the Planet! It's the only one with Chocolate!
Most Serene Lady Darkesia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population26.904 billion

CapitalFortress Cacao
LeaderMost Serene Lady Darkesia

Currencychocolate coin ®
Animalchocolate bunny™

The Chocolate Loving Paradise of Darkesia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Most Serene Lady Darkesia with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 26.904 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, with Defense and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. 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 2,664 trillion chocolate coin ®s 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 ®s, 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 13,374th in the world and 2nd in Lemuria for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 78.92 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Largest Populations: 1,659thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,682ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,737thHighest Economic Output: 3,176thMost Cultured: 3,628thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,588thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,890thSmartest Citizens: 6,158thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,771stBest Weather: 7,547thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,336thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,400thMost Inclusive: 12,655thRudest Citizens: 13,368thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,311thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,879thMost Developed: 16,045thLargest Black Market: 16,454th
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the region

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