by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Education: 4,858thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,057thSafest: 5,622nd
The Flammable Gas of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population14.513 billion

CapitalNew Sarum
LeaderKing Henry IX

AnimalRed Kite

The Flammable Gas of Ethane is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by King Henry IX with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, free-roaming dinosaurs, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 14.513 billion Ethanians 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, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Sarum. The average income tax rate is 92.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ethanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,254 trillion C2H6s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 155,341 C2H6s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Child labor has been outlawed, the nation's declaring that sharing nukes is caring, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, and citizens volunteer for tax audits to avoid the 80-page Practical Assessment Survey Tool On Religions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethane's national animal is the Red Kite, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ethane is ranked 257,894th in the world and 71st in Esportiva for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.7 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Education: 4,858thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,057thSafest: 5,622ndMost Developed: 6,255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,258thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,316thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,494thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,882ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,924thMost Cultured: 6,993rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,494thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,627thSmartest Citizens: 7,638thLargest Governments: 7,678thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,000thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,165thNicest Citizens: 8,177thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,311thHighest Food Quality: 8,327thHighest Economic Output: 8,440thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,463rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,942ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,019thMost Influential: 9,124thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,194thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,279thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,312thMost Pacifist: 9,866thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,477thMost Inclusive: 11,033rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,237thMost Efficient Economies: 12,415thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,490thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,345thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,945thHighest Average Incomes: 14,340thBest Weather: 14,353rdLargest Populations: 21,349th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Ethane was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva fell from "Auxiliary" to "Ambassador".
  • : Ethane's influence in Esportiva rose from "Zero" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Ethane relocated from Osiris to Esportiva.
  • : Ethane's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ethane's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".