by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,244thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,876thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,130th
The Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
Savagery and Brilliance
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population25.262 billion

LeaderQueen Antoinette D'Nellee


The Empire of Giovenith is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Antoinette D'Nellee with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 25.262 billion Giovenithians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jensinhai. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Giovenithian economy, worth a remarkable 2,366 trillion Miins a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 93,687 Miins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, urban graffiti is hand-calligraphed in perfectly kerned elegant fonts, and park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Giovenith's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Giovenith is ranked 18,549th in the world and 1,054th in Lazarus for Healthiest Citizens, with 11.33 bananas ingested per day.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,244thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,876thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,130thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,342ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,576thLargest Populations: 6,854thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,932ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,973rdMost Pacifist: 7,140thSafest: 7,941stNicest Citizens: 8,459thHighest Economic Output: 9,198thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,410thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,557thMost Income Equality: 12,309thMost Cultured: 13,786thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,977thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,455thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,194thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,725thSmartest Citizens: 17,963rdHealthiest Citizens: 18,549thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,050thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,934thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,610thHighest Food Quality: 22,564thLargest Governments: 23,381stMost Beautiful Environments: 23,512thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,110thMost Inclusive: 27,157thLowest Crime Rates: 27,374th
Least Corrupt Governments: 149th in the regionLargest Populations: 194th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 242nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 244th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 283rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 287th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 296th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 362nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 403rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 411th in the regionSafest: 442nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 456th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 474th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 475th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 681st in the regionMost Cultured: 772nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 811th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 866th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,010th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,048th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,054th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Giovenith's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Giovenith altered its national flag.
  • : Giovenith's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Giovenith's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Giovenith was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality, Largest Welfare Programs, Largest Publishing Industry, Most Cheerful Citizens, and Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Giovenith's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Giovenith was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Giovenith was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Giovenith ceased to exist in The East Pacific.
  • : Giovenith was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.