by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,722ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,331stSafest: 5,629th
The Great Nation of
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Population4.225 billion

CapitalGolexald City
LeaderLex Norixius


The Great Nation of Golexald is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lex Norixius with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, daily referendums, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.225 billion Golexians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Golexald City. The average income tax rate is 79.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Golexaldian economy, worth 403 trillion gees a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. Average income is 95,535 gees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, and signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Golexald's national animal is the xaldo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Golexald is ranked 12,045th in the world and 244th in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 89.05 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,722ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,331stSafest: 5,629thMost Influential: 6,129thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,257thMost Pacifist: 7,081stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,175thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,585thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,707thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,794thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,185thMost Inclusive: 10,647thBest Weather: 10,738thNicest Citizens: 10,757thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,565thMost Developed: 12,045thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,465thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,489thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,007thMost Secular: 14,379thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,422ndSmartest Citizens: 15,382ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,860thLowest Crime Rates: 16,625thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,102ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,811thHealthiest Citizens: 18,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,996thLargest Governments: 20,802ndHighest Poor Incomes: 21,278thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,842nd
Most Influential: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 114th in the regionSafest: 130th in the regionMost Pacifist: 147th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 183rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 186th in the regionNicest Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Inclusive: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 244th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 245th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 247th in the regionBest Weather: 256th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 269th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 271st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 284th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 305th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 312th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 354th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 366th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 367th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 379th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 457th in the regionMost Secular: 466th in the regionLargest Governments: 578th in the regionMost Cultured: 584th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 601st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 607th in the region

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