by Max Barry

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Highest Drug Use: 2,520thLargest Populations: 6,051stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,978th
The Gypsy Caravan of
Left-wing Utopia
Onward and upward and homeward bound
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population24.121 billion


The Gypsy Caravan of Fairskies is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 24.121 billion Fairskiesians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 57.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Fairskiesian economy, worth 921 trillion pelts a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,218 pelts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maxtopian tourists make expensive pilgrimages to Fairskies City to enjoy their national art, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and the Fairskies Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Fairskies's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Fairskies is ranked 77,073rd in the world and 26th in Taijitu for Highest Poor Incomes, with 29,281.89 Standard Monetary Units.

Highest Drug Use: 2,520thTop
Largest Populations: 6,051stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,978thLargest Black Market: 12,330thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,304thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,648thHighest Economic Output: 24,195thMost Cultured: 24,331stMost Politically Free: 24,555thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24,792ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 25,923rdMost Beautiful Environments: 26,171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26,436th
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Fairskies's influence in Taijitu rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Fairskies's influence in Taijitu rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Fairskies altered its national flag.
  • : Fairskies relocated from Osiris to Taijitu.
  • : Fairskies was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Fairskies ceased to exist in Taijitu.
  • : Fairskies was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.