by Max Barry

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,795th Largest Publishing Industry: 4,124th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,139th
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Population13.555 billion

CapitalForeStarnya City


The Nation of ForeStarnya is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 13.555 billion ForeStarnyans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ForeStarnya City. The average income tax rate is 77.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient ForeStarnyan economy, worth a remarkable 1,641 trillion lire a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 121,093 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only a minority of the population can actually vote at elections, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and government officials are held to the highest standard of morality. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. ForeStarnya's national animal is the unicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

ForeStarnya is ranked 109,688th in the world and 3,378th in Lazarus for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring zero on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 1,795thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,124thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,139thSafest: 4,448thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,464thHighest Economic Output: 6,661stMost Subsidized Industry: 6,680thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,714thHealthiest Citizens: 8,191stTop
Largest Populations: 9,486thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,670thMost Developed: 9,869thMost Cultured: 9,951stSmartest Citizens: 9,956thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,174thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,440thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,950thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,881stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,953rdLargest Governments: 14,470thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,346th
Most Efficient Economies: 99th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 176th in the regionSafest: 201st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 312th in the regionLargest Populations: 312th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 322nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 341st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 367th in the regionMost Developed: 392nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionMost Cultured: 450th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 489th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 502nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 536th in the region

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