by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,523rdMost Influential: 7,450thMost Pacifist: 7,715th
The Austral Integrated States of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Julho é Inverno, e não Verão.
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Population2.26 billion

LeaderTina Lima Umei

CurrencyGolden-Star Orbs
AnimalGlowing-long-tailed tit

The Austral Integrated States of Ithersta is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Tina Lima Umei with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.26 billion Itherstans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Serol. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Itherstan economy, worth 84.9 trillion Golden-Star Orbs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 37,579 Golden-Star Orbs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tina Lima Umei has been known to make speeches in fishing waders, citizens brought into court for parking violations are never heard from again, there's no such thing as bad publicity, and Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ithersta's national animal is the Glowing-long-tailed tit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Wicca.

Ithersta is ranked 28,131st in the world and 170th in Forest for Healthiest Citizens, with 8.54 bananas ingested per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,523rdMost Influential: 7,450thMost Pacifist: 7,715thBest Weather: 10,786thNicest Citizens: 11,850thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,156thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,848thTop
Safest: 13,591stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,847thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,185thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,475thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,076thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,238thMost Inclusive: 23,344thHighest Average Tax Rates: 25,362ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25,548thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,857th

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