by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 829thMost Influential: 1,182ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,749th
The Federation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.538 billion



The Federation of Ephem is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Camus with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.538 billion Ephemians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leviathan. The average income tax rate is 79.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ephemian economy, worth 299 trillion Ptahs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,996 Ptahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, concussed Penguinball players cannot remember their lineup position, the government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, and terrorist attacks are mostly met with shrugs of resignation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ephem's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is None.

Ephem is ranked 173,390th in the world and 6,137th in The East Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 24,543.37 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 829thMost Influential: 1,182ndTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,749thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,788thSafest: 4,889thMost Pacifist: 7,189thHealthiest Citizens: 7,536thBest Weather: 7,610thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,816thMost Developed: 8,197thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,510thLowest Crime Rates: 8,600thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,661stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,649thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,530thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,722ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,285thSmartest Citizens: 11,376thNicest Citizens: 11,912thTop
Most Inclusive: 12,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,189thMost Secular: 12,370thMost Cultured: 12,523rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,087thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,624thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,076thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,769thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,236thLargest Governments: 17,014thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,935thMost Efficient Economies: 19,666thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,824th
Most Influential: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 49th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 124th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 131st in the regionSafest: 163rd in the regionBest Weather: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 238th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 245th in the regionMost Developed: 247th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 254th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 263rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 282nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 314th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 319th in the regionMost Cultured: 335th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 360th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 370th in the regionNicest Citizens: 387th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 389th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 395th in the regionMost Inclusive: 399th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 406th in the regionMost Secular: 426th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 438th in the regionLargest Governments: 491st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 496th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 509th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 528th in the regionRudest Citizens: 566th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 587th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 668th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 722nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 825th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 865th in the region

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