by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 19,696th
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Population10.947 billion


The Republic of Jonisland is a gargantuan, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 10.947 billion Javiknars enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Welfare, although Healthcare, Spirituality, and Education are also considered important, while Environment is ignored. The average income tax rate is 28.0%.

The strong Jonislandian economy, worth 608 trillion Krónas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 55,575 Krónas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

The government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason, and citizens wishing to be parents must undertake a series of gruelling tests to evaluate their capabilities. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Jonisland's national animal is the Gyrfalcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Jonisland is ranked 148,345th in the world and 2,171st in Artificial Solar System for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 27.96 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Welfare Programs: 19,696th
Largest Welfare Programs: 85th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 123rd in the regionLargest Populations: 192nd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 274th in the regionMost Cultured: 415th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 489th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 504th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 528th in the region

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