by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 535thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,745thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,515th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Freedom, Equality, Justice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population14.295 billion

CapitalDurlia Metropolis
Leaderthe Prime Minister


The Republic of Durlia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Prime Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory vegetarianism, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.295 billion Durlians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durlia Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 90.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Durlian economy, worth a remarkable 2,220 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,299 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students abandon classrooms for online education, no one born in Durlia can fix a leaky faucet, the people of Durlia are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime is totally unknown. Durlia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Durlia is ranked 245,413th in the world and 1,144th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.34 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 535thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,745thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,515thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,579thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,383rdMost Rebellious Youth: 3,457thMost Cultured: 3,652ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,748thBest Weather: 3,752ndHighest Food Quality: 4,167thMost Developed: 4,468thSmartest Citizens: 4,733rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,053rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,190thNicest Citizens: 5,256thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,448thMost Inclusive: 5,543rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,550thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,064thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,313thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,353rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,441stMost Stationary: 7,508thMost Pacifist: 7,958thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,996thHighest Economic Output: 8,414thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,471stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,883rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,918thMost Efficient Economies: 8,950thLargest Governments: 9,415thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,560thNudest: 10,021stSafest: 13,468thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,927thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,598thMost Secular: 17,108thLargest Populations: 20,940thMost Politically Free: 21,026thLowest Crime Rates: 22,508thMost Income Equality: 25,576thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26,838th
Most Politically Free: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 30th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionNudest: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 50th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 51st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionLargest Populations: 67th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the regionMost Cultured: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 85th in the regionMost Extreme: 87th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 88th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 89th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 94th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 97th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 98th in the regionMost Developed: 100th in the regionNicest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 107th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 108th in the regionMost Inclusive: 110th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 111th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionMost Influential: 113th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 116th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 118th in the regionMost Income Equality: 125th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 125th in the region

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