by Max Barry

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,183rdNicest Citizens: 1,267thBest Weather: 1,327th
The United Ekumen of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.223 billion

LeaderFrancesca Miramar
FaithIsilankan Paganism


The United Ekumen of Isilanka is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Francesca Miramar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.223 billion Isilankans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostramar. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Isilankan economy, worth a remarkable 1,337 trillion sicles a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 185,241 sicles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Isilankan Space Agency, urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens, there's no representation without taxation, and atheist missionaries spread doubt overseas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Isilanka's national animal is the moth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Isilankan Paganism.

Isilanka is ranked 242,505th in the world and 5,869th in the Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -632.95 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,183rdNicest Citizens: 1,267thBest Weather: 1,327thMost Developed: 1,394thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,458thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,512thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,534thMost Inclusive: 1,738thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,759thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,817thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,822ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,959thSafest: 1,982ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,017thMost Pacifist: 2,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,069thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,156thLargest Governments: 2,396thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,397thSmartest Citizens: 2,451stTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,597thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,121stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,381stMost Cultured: 3,392ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,478thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,512thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,646thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,998thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,489thMost Efficient Economies: 7,415thHighest Average Incomes: 8,311thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,854thMost Secular: 9,843rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,851stMost Influential: 11,761stTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,491stMost Income Equality: 21,190thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,610th
Nicest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 39th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 42nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionMost Pacifist: 44th in the regionSafest: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 57th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionLargest Governments: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 68th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 79th in the regionMost Cultured: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 98th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 100th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 181st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 183rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 192nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 208th in the regionMost Secular: 257th in the regionNudest: 258th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 496th in the regionMost Politically Free: 499th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 577th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Isilanka was endorsed by The Socialist Federal Union of New Ropakstadt.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Isilanka was endorsed by The Free Land of Eljune.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Isilanka was endorsed by Dishwalla.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Isilanka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Governments.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 7 » East Durthang, Jar Wattinree, Subsonia, Embauba, Novoblupolia, Eljune, and New Ropakstadt.

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