by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 225thLargest Welfare Programs: 334thMost Advanced Public Transport: 372nd
The Mythical State of
Left-wing Utopia
Over The Mountain We See The Golden Meadows Calling Out
Sir Goat Longhorn
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.334 billion

LeaderSir Goat Longhorn

CurrencyPygmy Goat
AnimalPygmy Goat

The Mythical State of Gorgondria is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Sir Goat Longhorn with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 11.334 billion Gorgondrians 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, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Little-Gorgondria-On-The-Shore. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorgondrian economy, worth a remarkable 2,446 trillion Pygmy Goats 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 led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 215,852 Pygmy Goats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

At least 1% of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs budget goes to Sir Goat Longhorn's wardrobe, even immigrants complain that immigrants keep taking their jobs, the government loves seeing the little people fight, and politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days. Crime is totally unknown. Gorgondria's national animal is the Pygmy Goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Goatism.

Gorgondria is ranked 633rd in the world and 23rd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 100.92 Effective Tax Rate.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 225thLargest Welfare Programs: 334thMost Advanced Public Transport: 372ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 633rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 712thLargest Governments: 794thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 824thMost Developed: 1,188thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,246thMost Inclusive: 1,303rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,352ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,440thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,480thMost Cultured: 1,501stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,735thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,139thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,192ndSmartest Citizens: 2,385thHealthiest Citizens: 2,418thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,574thNicest Citizens: 3,447thBest Weather: 3,580thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,744thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,453rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,829thMost Influential: 5,009thHighest Average Incomes: 5,149thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,694thHighest Economic Output: 5,731stMost Pacifist: 6,537thSafest: 6,595thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,085thMost Secular: 9,207thTop
Most Stationary: 12,113thMost Income Equality: 12,209thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,475th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionMost Cultured: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionMost Inclusive: 47th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 54th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 59th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Influential: 67th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 72nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 73rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 95th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Stationary: 109th in the regionMost Pacifist: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 132nd in the regionSafest: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 153rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 201st in the regionMost Income Equality: 268th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 300th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 336th in the regionLargest Populations: 375th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 457th in the region

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