by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,748thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,177thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,851st
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Population4.29 billion


The Grand Duchy of Enkowshe is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its smutty television, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.29 billion Enkowsheans enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 66.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Enkowshean economy, worth 281 trillion woolies a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 65,725 woolies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly, procrastination is a national sport, and t-shirts displaying a photo of Leader performing the Full-Monty are selling out. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Enkowshe's national animal is the moo-cow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Enkowshe is ranked 34,972nd in the world and 1,359th in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring zero on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,748thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,177thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,851stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,311thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,892ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,998thTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,164thMost Cultured: 13,469thMost Influential: 14,169thMost Pacifist: 15,534thSmartest Citizens: 19,238thHighest Food Quality: 22,131stLongest Average Lifespans: 22,312thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,941stHighest Drug Use: 24,542ndMost Inclusive: 25,238thMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,294th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 92nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 186th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 224th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 243rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 374th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 447th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 471st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 599th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 608th in the regionNicest Citizens: 673rd in the region

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