by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 253rdLargest Welfare Programs: 294thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 333rd
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Ad maius bonum
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population18.475 billion

Leaderthe Chancellery


The Republic of Effazio is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Chancellery with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.475 billion Effazians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arysoma. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Effazian economy, worth a remarkable 3,468 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 187,742 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A suspicious number of male students have joined the Ladies' Wrestling League, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and visitors often mistake the toiletplex at music festivals for the main stage. Crime is totally unknown. Effazio's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Effazio is ranked 3,920th in the world and 41st in Forest for Highest Poor Incomes, with 159,721.17 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 253rdLargest Welfare Programs: 294thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 333rdMost Advanced Public Education: 407thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 453rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 570thMost Rebellious Youth: 570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 712thMost Beautiful Environments: 728thMost Pacifist: 797thMost Advanced Public Transport: 876thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 930thMost Influential: 939thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,014thNicest Citizens: 1,068thMost Developed: 1,177thBest Weather: 1,222ndLargest Governments: 1,279thMost Cultured: 1,323rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,347thSmartest Citizens: 1,396thHighest Food Quality: 1,401stHealthiest Citizens: 1,405thSafest: 1,484thMost Inclusive: 1,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,942ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,310thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,348thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,920thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,009thHighest Economic Output: 4,724thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,609thHighest Average Incomes: 8,934thMost Secular: 8,968thLowest Crime Rates: 10,306thNudest: 10,883rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,275thTop
Largest Populations: 14,149thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,004thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,844thMost Income Equality: 25,695th
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 11th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 19th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 26th in the regionMost Inclusive: 27th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionNudest: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Effazio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "The Commission on Sentient and sapient rights".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Elysium Station II".
  • : Effazio voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Northern Borland".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Historical Founderless Region Preservation Act ".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Removal of Space Debris".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Museums of Musical Heritage"".
  • : Effazio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Contact rights between Parent and Child"".
  • : Effazio was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.