by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 11,349thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,338thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,993rd
The People's Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Per aspera cum equalitas ad astra!
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Population1.278 billion

CapitalIsle Royale


The People's Republic of Gaviastan is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 1.278 billion Gaviastanians 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 medium-sized, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isle Royale. The average income tax rate is 44.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Gaviastanian economy, worth 24.0 trillion feathers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Book Publishing, Pizza Delivery, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 18,748 feathers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller and Gaviastan has designated Isle Royale as its capital city. Crime is totally unknown. Gaviastan's national animal is the loon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Gaviastan is ranked 201,010th in the world and 10th in Great Lakes Alliance for Fattest Citizens, with 9.59 Obesity Rate.

Most Income Equality: 11,349thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 16,338thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 25,993rdHighest Drug Use: 28,081stMost Primitive: 29,663rd
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the region

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