by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,178thMost Influential: 4,117thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,664th
The Serene Empire of
Civil Rights Lovefest
People first, profit last.
Empress Katherine Of Forkadia I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.073 billion

CapitalNew Forksland
LeaderEmpress Katherine Of Forkadia I
FaithThe Cult Of Forks

CurrencyElectronic Fork Credit

The Serene Empire of Forktoon is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Empress Katherine Of Forkadia I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 2.073 billion Forktoonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Forksland. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Forktoonian economy, worth 299 trillion Electronic Fork Credits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 144,525 Electronic Fork Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, and gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Forktoon's national animal is the Fork, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult Of Forks.

Forktoon is ranked 112,683rd in the world and 3,810th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 18.06 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,178thMost Influential: 4,117thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,664thNicest Citizens: 5,946thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,973rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,262ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,513thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,813thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,067thHealthiest Citizens: 8,030thMost Inclusive: 8,214thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,683rdLargest Retail Industry: 9,087thBest Weather: 9,089thMost Pacifist: 9,145thMost Developed: 9,377thSmartest Citizens: 9,856thMost Efficient Economies: 10,325thMost Cultured: 10,449thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,274thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,412thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,694thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 12,641stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,960thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,394thHighest Average Incomes: 15,511thLargest Governments: 16,844thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,184thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,473rdLowest Crime Rates: 21,296thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,662ndMost Secular: 24,277th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 151st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 166th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 171st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 179th in the regionNicest Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 204th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 229th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 244th in the regionMost Inclusive: 254th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 262nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Cultured: 271st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 276th in the regionMost Influential: 280th in the regionBest Weather: 284th in the regionMost Developed: 285th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 291st in the regionMost Pacifist: 314th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 331st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 350th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 354th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 369th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 446th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 458th in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 502nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 548th in the regionMost Politically Free: 592nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 603rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 637th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 640th in the region

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