by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 813thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,678thHighest Crime Rates: 3,510th
The Anuracult of
Father Knows Best State
Hop Away Okay?
Civil Rights
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Lily Pad Nation

Population4.334 billion

CapitalPond Drop
LeaderLily the Pad
FaithFrog Popeism


The Anuracult of Lily Pad Nation is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Lily the Pad with an iron fist, and notable for its feral children, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 4.334 billion Lily Padians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pond Drop. The average income tax rate is 73.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Lily Pad Nationian economy, worth 632 trillion Coppers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,000 Coppers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, and public enemies often walk home with spotless garments and crime records. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Lily Pad Nation's national animal is the Frog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Frog Popeism.

Lily Pad Nation is ranked 119,609th in the world and 4,341st in the South Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 41.56 on the Rand Index.

Most Devout: 813thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,678thHighest Crime Rates: 3,510thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,555thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,796thLargest Black Market: 5,178thNicest Citizens: 5,205thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,478thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,259thLargest Retail Industry: 6,276thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,606thMost Cultured: 6,666thMost Inclusive: 7,221stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,721stBest Weather: 8,713thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,108thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,017thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,298thMost Efficient Economies: 11,685thMost Influential: 12,003rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,313thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,840thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,013thHighest Average Incomes: 14,398thHighest Drug Use: 14,585thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,327thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,831stMost Pacifist: 17,674thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,830thMost Developed: 19,391st
Most Devout: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 116th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 120th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 144th in the regionLargest Black Market: 151st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 177th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionNicest Citizens: 186th in the regionMost Cultured: 190th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 191st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 198th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 235th in the regionMost Inclusive: 251st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 255th in the regionBest Weather: 271st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 286th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 322nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 335th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 335th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 365th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 387th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 390th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 415th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 444th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 514th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 524th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 546th in the regionMost Developed: 559th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 607th in the regionLargest Populations: 615th in the regionNudest: 658th in the regionLargest Governments: 723rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 747th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 756th in the regionMost Pacifist: 768th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 773rd in the region

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