by Max Barry

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Most Rebellious Youth: 266th Most Compassionate Citizens: 344th Nicest Citizens: 363rd
The Olive Green of
Left-wing Utopia
Something inspiring and probably in Latin
Regional Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Olive Green of Eist is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by E Dogg with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.379 billion Eisterians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Under the Couch. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Eisterian economy, worth a remarkable 2,444 trillion livers 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 major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 158,939 livers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

E Dogg panders to nontraditional families, all industry is owned and run by the government, birth rates have hit an all-time low, and Max Barry is this year's Miss Eist. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Eist's national animal is the goat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Eist is ranked 14,583rd in the world and 43rd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.94 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 266thMost Compassionate Citizens: 344thNicest Citizens: 363rdLargest Publishing Industry: 365thMost Cultured: 413thLeast Corrupt Governments: 554thMost Pacifist: 578thMost Developed: 585thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 669thMost Cheerful Citizens: 703rdLongest Average Lifespans: 879thHealthiest Citizens: 913thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,025thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,283rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,408thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,526thBest Weather: 1,826thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,165thMost Influential: 2,605thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,704thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,041stHighest Economic Output: 3,312thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,655thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,928thLargest Governments: 5,073rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,580thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,705thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,015thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,134thLargest Populations: 6,221stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,591stNudest: 6,791stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,460thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,104thMost Stationary: 11,453rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,998thMost Efficient Economies: 14,583rd
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionMost Income Equality: 17th in the region

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