by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,452ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,538thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,420th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Liberty, unity, peace
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.3 billion

LeaderPrimeminister Canning


The Commonwealth of Insulamia is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Primeminister Canning with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.3 billion Insulamians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Whitecastle. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Insulamian economy, worth 715 trillion livres a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 113,500 livres, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Lovesick people are told 'it's not them, it's you', any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, trade policy consists of ganging up on the new guy, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. Crime is totally unknown. Insulamia's national animal is the reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Insulamia is ranked 7,504th in the world and 1st in The Northern Commonwealth for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 8,755.74 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,452ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,538thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,420thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,840thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,948thSafest: 5,045thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,803rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,868thMost Pacifist: 5,971stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,200thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,218thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,504thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,982ndNicest Citizens: 10,352ndMost Inclusive: 10,375thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,377thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,389thHighest Food Quality: 10,816thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,863rdBest Weather: 10,870thMost Cultured: 12,513thHealthiest Citizens: 12,580thTop
Smartest Citizens: 15,286thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,984thLargest Governments: 17,207thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,223rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,677thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,555thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,405thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,210thMost Income Equality: 23,291stMost Developed: 25,362ndMost Influential: 26,560th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Insulamia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Insulamia altered its national flag.
  • : Insulamia altered its national flag.
  • : Insulamia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, the Top 5% for Highest Food Quality, Most Beautiful Environments, and Most Inclusive, and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Insulamia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Insulamia created a custom banner.
  • : Insulamia published "loredump" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Insulamia changed its national motto to "Liberty, unity, peace".
  • : Insulamia altered its national flag.
  • : Insulamia changed its national motto to "pick me :)))".