by Max Barry

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Most Compassionate Citizens: 933rd Nicest Citizens: 1,020th Most Developed: 1,202nd
The United Ekumen of
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Population4.126 billion

LeaderFrancesca Miramar
FaithIsilankan Paganism


The United Ekumen of Isilanka is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Francesca Miramar with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.126 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, socially-minded, 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 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Isilankan economy, worth 770 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 186,852 sicles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Isilankan Space Agency, and urban entrepreneurs are busy introducing cockroaches into restaurant kitchens. 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 8,999th in the world and 174th in the Pacific for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Compassionate Citizens: 933rdNicest Citizens: 1,020thMost Developed: 1,202ndMost Inclusive: 1,353rdBest Weather: 1,430thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,519thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,545thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,609thMost Pacifist: 1,626thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,630thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,645thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,804thHealthiest Citizens: 1,906thSafest: 1,951stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,041stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,061stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,115thLargest Governments: 2,276thSmartest Citizens: 2,328thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,389thLowest Crime Rates: 2,487thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,727thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,810thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,247thMost Cultured: 3,318thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,095thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,573rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,628thHighest Average Incomes: 7,078thMost Secular: 7,991stMost Influential: 8,117thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,999thMost Income Equality: 11,302ndMost Politically Free: 15,158thNudest: 15,429th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionMost Influential: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 37th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 38th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 48th in the regionSafest: 48th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 59th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 64th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 154th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 174th in the regionMost Secular: 269th in the regionNudest: 270th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 364th in the regionMost Politically Free: 393rd in the regionLargest Populations: 480th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 507th in the regionMost Income Equality: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 552nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 604th in the region

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