by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 861st Largest Welfare Programs: 907th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,157th
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Alone and free, united to defend.
Merf The Marvelous
Eminence Grise
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.01 billion

LeaderMerf The Marvelous

CurrencyBloody Rutal
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The United Socialist States of Ecotopia2 is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Merf The Marvelous with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.01 billion Ecotopia2ians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benestein. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ecotopia2ian economy, worth 763 trillion Bloody Rutals a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 152,435 Bloody Rutals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians have seen a significant reduction in followers on their social media accounts, the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones, destitute athletes are forced to train in the street, and rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ecotopia2's national animal is the Grizzly Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ecotopia2 is ranked 1,868th in the world and 1st in Westfalen Westphalia for Most Developed, scoring 97.02 on the Human Development Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 861stLargest Welfare Programs: 907thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,157thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,250thSafest: 1,282ndBest Weather: 1,287thMost Inclusive: 1,294thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,343rdMost Pacifist: 1,412thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,560thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,639thNicest Citizens: 1,650thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,654thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,706thMost Developed: 1,868thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,974thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,082ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,170thLowest Crime Rates: 2,613thMost Cultured: 2,794thLargest Governments: 3,272ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,770thSmartest Citizens: 3,851stHealthiest Citizens: 4,214thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,202ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,295thMost Efficient Economies: 7,551stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,610thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,904thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,240thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,037thMost Income Equality: 10,356thMost Influential: 11,193rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,995thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,274thMost Secular: 13,927thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,371st
Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ecotopia2 created a new poll in Westfalen Westphalia: "Which Game Of Thrones house is your favorite?".
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, destitute athletes are forced to train in the street.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, politicians have seen a significant reduction in followers on their social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, the importance of winning Olympic gold medals is indoctrinated from an early age.
  • : Following new legislation in Ecotopia2, referenda are held for every conceivable government action.
  • : Ecotopia2 lodged a message on the Westfalen Westphalia Regional Message Board.
  • : Ecotopia2 was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans, Most Compassionate Citizens, and Nicest Citizens.


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