by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,325thMost Influential: 2,245thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,347th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Semper Prorsum
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

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Population989 million

LeaderCaretaker Ferdinand Magellan


The Commonwealth of Magellum is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Caretaker Ferdinand Magellan with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 989 million Magellans 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, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trinidad. The average income tax rate is 79.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Magellan economy, worth 64.9 trillion pounds a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 65,633 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Skateparks can be found in every city, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, and ghost regiments exist only on paper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Magellum's national animal is the egret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Magellum is ranked 40,960th in the world and 1,421st in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 77.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,325thMost Influential: 2,245thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 4,347thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,696thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,054thBest Weather: 7,151stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,656thNicest Citizens: 8,066thMost Inclusive: 8,728thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,065thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,070thTop
Most Pacifist: 12,267thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,345thHealthiest Citizens: 12,461stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,098thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,116thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,372ndHighest Drug Use: 15,717thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,001stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,332ndSafest: 18,426thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,841stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,814thMost Secular: 21,762ndSmartest Citizens: 21,896thMost Income Equality: 22,343rdLowest Crime Rates: 22,595thMost Cultured: 22,680thMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,102nd
Highest Drug Use: 195th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 212th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 265th in the regionBest Weather: 414th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 434th in the regionNicest Citizens: 453rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 500th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 531st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 540th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 605th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 622nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 635th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 641st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 681st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 713th in the regionMost Pacifist: 730th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 789th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 818th in the regionMost Influential: 818th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 910th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 918th in the regionSafest: 994th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Magellum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Magellum was endorsed by The Republic of Tsandonown.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, ghost regiments exist only on paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Magellum was endorsed by The Fеdеral Rеpublic of Seanat.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, space shuttles are lying silent on the runway till the Space Agency can work out how to fit a creche and a meditation room into their next spacecraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Magellum, street preachers spend more time condemning government bureaucracy than passers-by.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 165 » Dar es Saalam, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Guer Aike, Sikol, Former English Colony, Lulubellia, Corfad, Draconian Progression, Religioncord, Newpromisedland, Zzozona, Orado, Kocherian, North Bratislava, The Rhein States, Interdimensional Zone, Navsland, Wilkshire, Siwale, Territorio di Nessuno, Sil Dorsett, Koda-Land, Ravendi, Shibutani, Hardscrabble, Seenvorland, Sundred, Aerilia, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Hamerica, PotatoFarmers, WeKnow, Chips and Guac, Empy, The Tampa Bay Rays, Heilhum Imperius, Brucklania, Kragsgale, Xagill, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Dabarastan, Vincone Cae, Great Bights Mum, Ethnon, Loutsland, New Lakemba, Fauzjhia, Notyoutopia, Morover, and 115 others.The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Dreadton, Joodey, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Merconitonitopia, Maclare, Selfgradatude, Votak Matim, El Fiji Grande, Kranostav, Nationeer, Highton Islands, Shadowrik, Pytong, Pallaith, Kazoo Basin, Xipher, Cretox State, Outer Shenendoah, Frances Francis the First of France, Kobagia, Andexia, Ozstan, 1 very fast endotarter, Holy Oranz, Alice Gardens, The Stratosphere Islands, Sunto, Maratabat, U S Eh, Pasargad, The Iron Lions, Venicea, Imperial Pieserged, The Pantheons, Wineclaw, Leewood, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Libertania Democratica, The Serdey Islands, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Simone Republic, Yokciq Empire, Malta Comino Gozo, East Akra, Nodnarb, Yellops, Daiz, Hewani, Climeria, Seijitsu, Colfes, Blyskalia, Republica Guilleana, Port Naga, Godwanna, Galbadiana, Svenskskit, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Star Kingdom, Xentherida, Innocentic, Hyphen, Runeda, Planes, Super Girl, Madjack, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Nalver And, McMasterdonia, Aeolist, Strongwill, Moubarakistan, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Free Salvation, Wisconsota, Zemnaya Svoboda, Maott, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Trumpski, Travislavania, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Ellbonnia, Tyirza, Clan Spaniel, Xyrron, Aryan Homeland, BTProductions, Uzbek Khan, Steampunk Ariel, Alexander the Magnus, Mon Island, Siberian Workforce, Nagaur, Korean-Joseon, Defense For The World Assembly, Seanat, and Tsandonown.

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