by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 458thMost Inclusive: 2,218th
The Federal Republic of
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Population6.639 billion

CapitalGliese City
LeaderSir Evan Pickering


The Federal Republic of Gliesetonia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Sir Evan Pickering with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.639 billion Gliesetonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gliese City. The average income tax rate is 71.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Gliesetonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,251 trillion Gliens a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 188,552 Gliens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Belief that Sir Evan Pickering is a lizard-person from outer space has reached an all-time high, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways, it's never "just a game" with Gliesetonian sports fans, and there's more vermin than ever on the metro. Crime is totally unknown. Gliesetonia's national animal is the Capybara, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Gliesetonia is ranked 253,426th in the world and 1,017th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -98.96 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 458thMost Inclusive: 2,218thHighest Food Quality: 2,470thTop
Most Cultured: 2,816thRudest Citizens: 3,110thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,156thNicest Citizens: 3,172ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,310thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,571stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,655thMost Pacifist: 3,706thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,194thLargest Retail Industry: 4,338thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,530thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,601stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,098thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,433rdBest Weather: 5,901stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,036thHealthiest Citizens: 6,083rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,460thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,853rdSmartest Citizens: 7,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,718thMost Developed: 7,864thHighest Average Incomes: 8,640thSafest: 9,020thLargest Governments: 10,099thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,016thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,504thMost Secular: 13,206thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,447thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 13,656thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,886thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,937thHighest Economic Output: 16,331stLowest Crime Rates: 16,589thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,238th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 48th in the regionRudest Citizens: 52nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 56th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 59th in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 63rd in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 66th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 66th in the regionMost Pacifist: 74th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 79th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 80th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 88th in the regionMost Influential: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 103rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 108th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 119th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 121st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 123rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 127th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, there's more vermin than ever on the metro.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, it's never "just a game" with Gliesetonian sports fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, belief that Sir Evan Pickering is a lizard-person from outer space has reached an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, it's often raining men (hallelujah) in Gliese City.
  • : Gliesetonia endorsed The Dictatorship of The Orwell Society.
  • : Gliesetonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in Gliesetonia, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 272 » Regnum Italiae, Invernessia, GanymedEuropa, The New Nordic Union, Mynox, Meropis, Northern German Federation, St Scarlett, Trixeland, The Champions League, North of Americas, Elisabethshagen, Imperium Anglorum, Saint Domingo, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Valtrona, Walfo, Kanokla, Yahlia, Thracia Republic, Iskattland, Eco-Paris Reformation, Republic of Satherland, Nova Babilonia, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Irminsulia, Jim the Baptist, Elania Kingdom, A Thousand Mosquitoes, Brakanistan, Chioganah, Arquipelago dos Milhafres, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Asparagusia, Anglo-Francios, Dark Matter, Titoist Yugoslavia, Nova Prussia, Nardin, Apabeossie, Noristoniaka, New Eestiball, Greater Icelandia, United Communes of Chile, Zulrich, Sloburg, Othenhiem, Stromia, The New Dawn Imperium, Amicities, and 222 others.The Templar Papal New State, Pinenses, Libertandonien, Canovium, Esvonia, Savinecross, Chronus, Bareu, Kurfuerstentum Brandenburg-Mecklenburg, Northwest Isles, Diets, Grodisze, Someseni, Acaduil, Maalat, Desibia, Ivernia, Migurson, Eritei, Maanenland, Ausvelt, Wiener-Neustadt, Thracia and Crimea, Nevelja, Galway-Dublin, Boldia, Pilipinas and Malaya, Leszno, New Vorarlberg, Weltbeherrschung, Leranditale, The Scandinavian Realm, Demon666, Greater Albaina, Monkistan, Carignanum, Wombelland, Godefargen, Belmoren, Bombastion, The-British-Isles, Jahass, Koenskyte, North Batica, Purgatio, Parliamentary Laramidia, Saiwania, Khuravia, East Kirea, Lord Sapre, Robbonia, Estonesia, Trisikistan, Maritzal, Nea Europa, South St Maarten, Svodarska, Dauershire, Popaholick, Falvaard, Ostermarch, An Clar, Umeria, Anzau, Puerto Thelosia, Nuweland, Thils, Lovisa, Quentenia, Lieges, Durlia, Bathera, Gutarike, Greater Cebu, Nomaida, Fanadia, Creechdom, Magyarostan, Sebygang, Et Pax Britannica, Vale-Beacon, Konewa, Eppur, Permorania, Feldorf, Ombran, Girvage, Seristria, Theat ble Asialica, Warzakie, NorthPortugal, Europe a Nation, Adoriania, Justosia, Dipretorian, Terra Nordica, Outer Sparta, Karnea, Quebris, The Federal States of Ezasao, Donaufoderation, The Balkan Union state, Scytharum, Leiningerland, Soclania, Aroale, Janart, Bazlak, Teutonic Kaiserreich, Escalver, Tschechisches Reich, Maple Worship, Great Hanover, Sicheslav, Mombourg, Rhodaesa, Broabant, Kharkolov, Furries Anonymous, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Jawbreakeria, Balante, New Ylicia, Veemaa, Schiltia, Trilanian, PPRP, Sinthia, Nova Espana, Ansington, Agausia, New Londons sphere of influence, Newex Nov Can, Ostymandia, Hollow Shrine, Belvanski, Ottterland, The New Mexican Confederation, Christian Terra, Panversia, Thebeytopia, Why are we hear, Berlin and Hanover, Dunsteen, Ceplon, Rary, Curtuba, Corsarios, Grabon, Anclus, A Great Czechoslovakia, Quaxoglia, Vinesauceia, New Centralazia, Alpine Lands, Herlobia, Shicksal, Ourrolious, 0sona, Vulxo, Pereiras, Logar, Dervenland, Lodhs beard, Northen Czech, Lovetopia, Qroma, LuckRich, Angion, Capitol Heights, Bodrog, Marvingia, Great East Indies, BasarabiaPamantRomanesc, Scyra, Armbruster, United States of Russia1, Corbelo, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Helvetica Nationalists, The New Palaces, Nasrid al-Andalus, Steroublic, The Italian Peninsulla, Isla Rural, Gustavia, Lochaber and Glencoe, Federal Commune of Europea, Meneda, Cilician Armenian Kingdom, Heplon, Union of Fatuleu, Patrivus, Grebenia, Palemonid, Dabarastan, Turkenia, Gorzi, Arbere, Nyarlathothep, Weeddialvon, Corsovica, Caescadia, Wegensburg, Hastren, Porto Ghaul, Amarique, Penetration Nation, Jumbo Jet, Hessinau, Karachay Imperia, Nova, Salarnsia, Greater Altantia, Greater Tomland, Burvenchkaht, Scutarie, Veniland, Soveiniesberg, Yazakhvanian Empire, Corsoaua, and Gotho.