by Max Barry

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The United Inanimate Republic of
New York Times Democracy
20 contestants, 1 island. Who will win?
The Announcer
Host / ¡Qué pasa, muchacho, te olvidaste de encender VM!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.419 billion

CapitalYoyle City
LeaderThe Announcer


The United Inanimate Republic of Goikiva is a massive, pleasant nation, ruled by The Announcer with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.419 billion Goikians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yoyle City. The average income tax rate is 7.3%.

The Goikian economy, worth 89.7 trillion Yoyleberries a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 63,230 Yoyleberries, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Announcer has just been declared ruler of Goikiva in an international press conference, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, Competetivism has been named as Goikiva's national religion, and those found guilty of illicit affairs are jailed. Crime is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Goikiva's national animal is the Leafy and its national religion is Competetivism.

Goikiva is ranked 97,480th in the world and 11th in Yoyleland for Best Weather, with 106 meters of sunlight.

Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the region

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