by Max Barry

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Nudest: 182ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 950thMost Stationary: 1,268th
The Most Serene Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Man came from apes; society came from man.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population23.5 billion

CapitalGodiva City
LeaderPrime Minister Archimedes D'Siracusa

AnimalGymnostani Mastiff

The Most Serene Republic of Gymnostan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Prime Minister Archimedes D'Siracusa with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, humorless population of 23.5 billion Gymnostanis 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Godiva City. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gymnostani economy, worth a remarkable 1,603 trillion verduroes a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 68,226 verduroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, homophobia is off the menu, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Gymnostan are famed for their reasonable volume levels, and soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gymnostan's national animal is the Gymnostani Mastiff, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Naturism.

Gymnostan is ranked 10,845th in the world and 336th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 88.45 quips per hour.

Nudest: 182ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 950thMost Stationary: 1,268thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,523rdMost Influential: 1,603rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,842ndBest Weather: 2,045thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,694thLargest Populations: 6,284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,711thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,193rdSafest: 9,178thMost Cultured: 9,358thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,389thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,610thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,655thSmartest Citizens: 10,845thHighest Food Quality: 11,074thHighest Economic Output: 12,386thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,823rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,033rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,111thLargest Governments: 19,647thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,713thHealthiest Citizens: 22,762ndMost Pacifist: 24,582ndMost Income Equality: 25,244th
Nudest: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 32nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionLargest Populations: 54th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionBest Weather: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 144th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 177th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 188th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 206th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 246th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 255th in the regionMost Cultured: 275th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 275th in the regionSafest: 308th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 336th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 342nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 377th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 440th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 451st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 470th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 548th in the regionLargest Black Market: 589th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 702nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 942nd in the region

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