by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 1,715th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,079th Nicest Citizens: 2,340th
The People's Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
For Nature, For the People and for the Future
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.26 billion

LeaderPremier Sam Hawkins
FaithThe Dual Cult of Haruhism-Madokaism


The People's Republic of Dovant is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Premier Sam Hawkins with an even hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.26 billion Dovantians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soren. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Dovantian economy, worth 433 trillion deniers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 191,633 deniers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every workday begins with group therapy, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like, and a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Dovant's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Dual Cult of Haruhism-Madokaism.

Dovant is ranked 142,189th in the world and 965th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring -67.56 on the Rand Index.

Most Inclusive: 1,715thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,079thNicest Citizens: 2,340thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,437thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,439thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,497thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,852ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,899thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,903rdMost Developed: 2,942ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,445thMost Cultured: 3,446thLargest Governments: 3,451stMost Influential: 3,669thSmartest Citizens: 3,697thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,761stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,892ndMost Pacifist: 3,906thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,139thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,380thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,632ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,188thLowest Crime Rates: 5,194thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,423rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,978thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,370thHighest Average Incomes: 6,512thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,522ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,517thHealthiest Citizens: 7,708thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,558thMost Secular: 8,665thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,708thSafest: 10,256thMost Efficient Economies: 10,516thBest Weather: 14,439th
Most Inclusive: 36th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 36th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 38th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 48th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 50th in the regionNicest Citizens: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 54th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 56th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 62nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 65th in the regionMost Cultured: 70th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 77th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Pacifist: 78th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 78th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 87th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 119th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Dovant was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, no one is quite sure what many government officials look like.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Dovant, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over Premier Sam Hawkins's questionably sane new coalition partners.


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