by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 760th Most Influential: 1,717th Most Efficient Economies: 3,950th
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population2.187 billion

LeaderBarrack Edwards


The Federation of Devalesten is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Barrack Edwards with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, pith helmet sales, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate population of 2.187 billion Devalestenians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Druefelt. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Devalestenian economy, worth 259 trillion Zerkes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 118,789 Zerkes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, 'Tigernado 6: You Gotta Be Kidding Me' is this summer's top-grossing movie, children are sent to either religious or secular schools, and Devalesten's famous countrysides are shrouded by wind farms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Devalesten's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Devalesten is ranked 31,926th in the world and 1,638th in The North Pacific for Most Authoritarian, with 1 Stalins.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 760thTop
Most Influential: 1,717thMost Efficient Economies: 3,950thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,718thSafest: 6,317thMost Developed: 6,758thBest Weather: 7,549thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,169thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,577thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,776thHealthiest Citizens: 9,468thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,489thLowest Crime Rates: 9,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,038thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,142ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,213thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,757thLargest Governments: 10,854thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,461stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,836thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,020thMost Inclusive: 14,538thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,815thMost Cultured: 16,271stSmartest Citizens: 16,917th
Most Efficient Economies: 98th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 179th in the regionSafest: 307th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 336th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 355th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 367th in the regionMost Developed: 381st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 402nd in the regionBest Weather: 411th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 424th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 450th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 459th in the regionLargest Governments: 463rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 464th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 480th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 494th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 517th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 556th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 558th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 599th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 604th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 652nd in the regionMost Influential: 662nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 723rd in the regionMost Cultured: 787th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Devalesten was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Devalesten was endorsed by The Legendary Fluffiness of Darcania.
  • : Devalesten was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Morlanka.
  • : Following new legislation in Devalesten, Devalesten's famous countrysides are shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Following new legislation in Devalesten, children are sent to either religious or secular schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Devalesten, 'Tigernado 6: You Gotta Be Kidding Me' is this summer's top-grossing movie.
  • : Following new legislation in Devalesten, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in Devalesten, residential tower blocks are surrounded by warrens of concrete tunnels.
  • : Devalesten voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ozone Layer Protection".
  • : Devalesten endorsed The Federal Republic of The AustraZealandian Union.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 138 » Shin-Hachioji, Notyoutopia, South Grand Mountain, Yaorozu, Pallaith, Kaschovia, Sheppey, Great Bights Mum, AdyLand, Montroyale, Selfgradatude, Zedeya, Aenglaland, Coemgen, Vegetarian States, Bharathvarsh, Anima Proxa, Shadowrik, Ostrinios, Holy Oranz, Prevaland, Diodone, McMasterdonia, Sunto, Kwaj, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Yaris, Forunte, New Chilokver, The Utopian Movement, Sankami, Friently, Buckerino, SchoolHouse Rock, Che Sana Und, Republic of Dixie, Siwale, The Galactic Triumvirate, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, HMS Unicorn, Seven Hills, WE Empire, Vogonlandia, Cuyan, Sil Dorsett, Puczovska, Yubadai, Maestros haven, Cloydicia, and 88 others.The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Bayern-Straubing, PlanetPunk, The Iron Lions, Stareogratia, Aerilia, Pakistan 001, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, The Akhara Islands, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, Horsley Land, American MapleStory, Beodarasc, Tredano, General COE, Gellandia, Xentherida, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Alice Gardens, Corfad, Coppicia, Thenaca, Lionia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Phillywob, Panama Coalition, Celebia, Unsophisticate, Weehay, Wodan, The The Bierands, Aroa, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Felhaven, Buten, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, New-El, Khorazan, Dodione, The Syca, Malta Comino Gozo, Xinchao, Apetopia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Asuroka, Gladio II, SillyString, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Canada GR, Merconitonitopia, Ozstan, Lungha, Inzland, Techislovakia, Astal Aavors, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Bridgett, Eglise Sainte Eve, Illusia and Neverendia, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Alsatian Island, Marralore, Minka Darykaan, Xagill, Nation Narion, Iwtopia, Gamer Pros, Lake Flotillas, The South Falls, Frances Francis the First of France, The Mazur Empire, Zazumo, Kannabyss, Ktyria, Gospel Power, Abunenin, The AustraZealandian Union, Morlanka, and Darcania.

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