by Max Barry

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Highest Drug Use: 2,348th Most Politically Free: 5,054th Largest Black Market: 6,538th
The Gypsy Caravan of
Left-wing Utopia
Onward and upward and homeward bound
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population17.234 billion


The Gypsy Caravan of Fairskies is a gargantuan, genial nation, notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and unlimited-speed roads. The democratic population of 17.234 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 57.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Fairskiesian economy, worth 660 trillion pelts a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,331 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 159,214th in the world and 33rd in Taijitu for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -11.49 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Drug Use: 2,348thMost Politically Free: 5,054thLargest Black Market: 6,538thLargest Populations: 6,778thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,463rdMost Rebellious Youth: 8,047thTop
Most Extreme: 12,907th
Most Politically Free: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the region

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