by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,966thMost Influential: 4,666th
The Avo❤️Avo of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.115 billion

CapitalThe WALL


The Avo❤️Avo of Gorundu is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 5.115 billion Gorundans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The WALL. The average income tax rate is 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Gorundan economy, worth 132 trillion avocados 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 Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Pizza Delivery, and Retail. Average income is 25,824 avocados, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The state believes that nature-oriented summer camps will somehow solve youth crime, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gorundu's national animal is the avocado, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gorundu is ranked 159,050th in the world and 6,544th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 29.37 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 306thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,966thTop
Most Influential: 4,666thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,721stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,855thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,202nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 38th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 268th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 661st in the regionMost Income Equality: 742nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 772nd in the region

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