by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 561stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 952ndNicest Citizens: 1,620th
The Social Democracy of
Left-wing Utopia
For the many, not the few.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Greater Icelandia

Population2.857 billion

LeaderAlexander Wood

AnimalVulpes lagopus

The Social Democracy of Greater Icelandia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Alexander Wood with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.857 billion Scandinavians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oslo. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Greater Icelandian economy, worth 464 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,597 Kroner, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, the latest national park is visited by more sharks than people, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes, and protecting the land is holey work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Icelandia's national animal is the Vulpes lagopus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Greater Icelandia is ranked 8,170th in the world and 153rd in Europe for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 437.22 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Influential: 561stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 952ndNicest Citizens: 1,620thMost Pacifist: 1,655thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,670thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,679thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,757thBest Weather: 2,257thHealthiest Citizens: 2,506thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,530thMost Inclusive: 2,608thTop
Highest Food Quality: 3,461stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,751stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,762ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,330thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,428thMost Developed: 4,494thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,571stSafest: 4,817thLargest Governments: 5,281stLowest Crime Rates: 5,443rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,649thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,874thMost Efficient Economies: 6,516thSmartest Citizens: 6,568thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,694thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,908thMost Cultured: 7,224thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,636thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,170thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,551stMost Secular: 9,685thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,382ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,463rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 21,228th
Largest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 53rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 55th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 63rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 71st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 74th in the regionLargest Governments: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 91st in the regionSafest: 93rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 98th in the regionMost Developed: 100th in the regionNudest: 106th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 124th in the region

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