by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 439thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,935thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,590th
The Nomadic Peoples of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Five stresses and four points of beauty
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
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Friend Island

Population1.239 billion

Currencydairy salt
Animalhypolith

The Nomadic Peoples of Friend Island is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.239 billion Friend Islandians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 80.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Friend Islandian economy, worth 35.7 trillion dairy salts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Pizza Delivery. Average income is 28,844 dairy salts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen', cars have been banned, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Friend Island's national animal is the hypolith, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Friend Island is ranked 10,947th in the world and 405th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 6 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Income Equality: 439thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,935thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,590thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,947thMost Devout: 11,022ndTop
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Nicest Citizens: 13,531stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,590thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,204thMost Pacifist: 17,031stMost Primitive: 18,821stBest Weather: 19,786thMost Politically Free: 22,088thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,750thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,011th
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Most Income Equality: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 311th in the regionMost Devout: 330th in the regionMost Politically Free: 360th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 405th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 433rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 694th in the regionMost Primitive: 720th in the regionNicest Citizens: 749th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 836th in the regionMost Pacifist: 885th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 963rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Friend Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Friend Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Friend Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Most Primitive and Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Friend Island, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Friend Island, cars have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Friend Island, shell-shocked refugees are made to provide Immigration with lively renditions of 'Dancing Queen'.
  • : Following new legislation in Friend Island, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Friend Island, only the fast and the furious are brave enough to drive.
  • : Friend Island was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Friend Island was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.

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