by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 127thMost Primitive: 137thMost Ignorant Citizens: 183rd
The Christmas Borderlands of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Alive and kicking
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Mad Citizens

Population8.819 billion

CurrencyGolden O2

The Christmas Borderlands of Mad Citizens is a colossal, efficient nation, notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, fear of technology, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.819 billion Mad Citizensians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Environment, although Administration, Industry, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Defense and Education are ignored. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mad Citizensian economy, worth 801 trillion Golden O2s a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 90,913 Golden O2s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Concussed Batball players cannot remember their lineup position, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and the government is flooded with compensation requests. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mad Citizens's national animal is the Bat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Mad Citizens is ranked 213,625th in the world and 413th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -27.62 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 127thMost Primitive: 137thMost Ignorant Citizens: 183rdHighest Crime Rates: 580thMost Armed: 628thBest Weather: 814thMost Advanced Public Transport: 936thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,447thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,612thMost Devout: 1,624thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,933rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,956thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,286thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,008thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,063rdFattest Citizens: 4,581stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,591stRudest Citizens: 5,107thLargest Black Market: 5,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,421stMost Inclusive: 6,701stTop
Highest Food Quality: 13,278thMost Efficient Economies: 15,013thLargest Governments: 19,449th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mad Citizens was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Mad Citizens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Mad Citizens lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Mad Citizens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Mad Citizens's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
  • : Mad Citizens relocated from Balder to Forest.
  • : Mad Citizens altered its national flag.
  • : Mad Citizens altered its national flag.
  • : Mad Citizens was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Mad Citizens's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".


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