by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,589thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,650thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,637th
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East Carelia

Population552 million


AnimalArctic Dodo

The Republic of East Carelia is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 552 million East Carelians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vestamo. The average income tax rate is 56.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving East Carelian economy, worth 46.9 trillion Shenanigans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 85,000 Shenanigans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, doctors who mutter "Oh my God" often lose their medical license, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and fifteen-year-olds cannot walk younger siblings to school without a professional Childcare and Education Certificate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Carelia's national animal is the Arctic Dodo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

East Carelia is ranked 143,886th in the world and 3,951st in the West Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -3.74 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,589thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,650thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,637thLargest Insurance Industry: 19,117thMost Influential: 19,323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,834th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 237th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 377th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 458th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 466th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 517th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 535th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 561st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 562nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 574th in the region

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