by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 778thLargest Welfare Programs: 864thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,031st
The United Socialist States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Alone and free, united to defend.
Merf The Marvelous
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.107 billion

LeaderMerf The Marvelous

CurrencyBloody Rutal
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The United Socialist States of Ecotopia2 is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Merf The Marvelous with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.107 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, outspoken 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 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Ecotopia2ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,148 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 161,570 Bloody Rutals, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods, and serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk. 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 68,066th in the world and 3rd in Veurrfold for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 2,135.21 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 778thLargest Welfare Programs: 864thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,031stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,057thSafest: 1,080thBest Weather: 1,111thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,185thMost Inclusive: 1,334thMost Pacifist: 1,404thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,480thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,557thMost Developed: 1,659thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,704thNicest Citizens: 1,708thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,878thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,961stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,152ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,230thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,340thMost Cultured: 2,615thLargest Governments: 2,799thSmartest Citizens: 3,104thHealthiest Citizens: 3,387thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,386thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,501stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,214thMost Efficient Economies: 8,906thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,182ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 10,112thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,235thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,400thHighest Economic Output: 14,932ndMost Secular: 15,819thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,189thMost Income Equality: 18,274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,861st

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