by Max Barry

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Most Efficient Economies: 49th Highest Poor Incomes: 54th Smartest Citizens: 60th
The Scientific Collectives of
Left-wing Utopia
Alle Menschen und Zauberpferde sind Brüder
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Population15.761 billion

CapitalNeue Bayreuth
Leaderthe Executive Ministry Council
FaithSynthetic Neo-Rawlsian Ponyism

Currencynew sync
Animalred fox

The Scientific Collectives of Frenequesta is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Executive Ministry Council with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.761 billion Frenequestans 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 relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neue Bayreuth. The average income tax rate is 50.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Freneq economy, worth a remarkable 6,630 trillion new syncs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 420,709 new syncs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doughnut-makers claim their products are healthy because they are fortified with vitamins, arbitration is mightier than the sword, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, and the tightness of border controls in Frenequesta leave a little to be desired. Crime is totally unknown. Frenequesta's national animal is the red fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Synthetic Neo-Rawlsian Ponyism.

Frenequesta is ranked 127th in the world and 1st in Pony Lands for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 855.84 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Efficient Economies: 49thHighest Poor Incomes: 54thSmartest Citizens: 60thMost Inclusive: 114thMost Scientifically Advanced: 127thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 135thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 159thLargest Publishing Industry: 160thMost Developed: 235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 250thMost Cultured: 262ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 274thMost Compassionate Citizens: 303rdNicest Citizens: 315thLongest Average Lifespans: 323rdMost Rebellious Youth: 371stHighest Average Incomes: 381stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 471stMost Cheerful Citizens: 569thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 570thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 576thMost Pacifist: 596thHighest Economic Output: 633rdLowest Crime Rates: 904thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,016thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,019thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,075thLargest Governments: 1,135thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,360thHealthiest Citizens: 1,367thMost Influential: 1,375thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,568thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,946thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,205thSafest: 3,914thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,262ndMost Secular: 4,751stLargest Retail Industry: 5,332ndLargest Populations: 6,435thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,851stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,944thNudest: 7,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,255thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,189thTop
Highest Drug Use: 9,292ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,213thMost Politically Free: 13,816thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,277thMost Income Equality: 16,956th
Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionSafest: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, the tightness of border controls in Frenequesta leave a little to be desired.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, doughnut-makers claim their products are healthy because they are fortified with vitamins.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, divorcees attending custody disputes tend to wear black-and-white zigzag patterns.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, depression sinks in after each election when voters realize they are stuck with these people for years.
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, Frenequesta is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Frenequesta published "Etymology" (Factbook: History).
  • : Following new legislation in Frenequesta, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Frenequesta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.


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