by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,982ndMost Pacifist: 5,853rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,487th
The United Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Our laws mirror our beliefs
Alexander Herbert III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.602 billion

LeaderAlexander Herbert III
FaithRoman Catholic

AnimalPit Bull Terrier Mix

The United Kingdom of Maplen is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Alexander Herbert III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 3.602 billion Maplenians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Portland. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Maplish economy, worth 505 trillion Dollens a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 140,234 Dollens, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Factories place endangered birds in their rafters in pursuit of government protections, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, and foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Maplen will pay them to stop. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maplen's national animal is the Pit Bull Terrier Mix, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholic.

Maplen is ranked 18,107th in the world and 290th in Europe for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,727.18 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,982ndMost Pacifist: 5,853rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,487thNicest Citizens: 7,184thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,327thLowest Crime Rates: 10,161stMost Devout: 10,907thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,421stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,497thHealthiest Citizens: 11,599thMost Developed: 11,868thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,964thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,296thMost Influential: 13,434thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,727thTop
Safest: 14,962ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,205thLargest Governments: 16,901stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,207thHighest Food Quality: 17,600thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,761stMost Inclusive: 17,943rdHighest Average Incomes: 17,994thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,107thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,164thBest Weather: 19,508thMost Cultured: 19,551stLargest Insurance Industry: 20,456thSmartest Citizens: 21,644thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,827thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,936thMost Efficient Economies: 22,064thLargest Information Technology Sector: 23,930thLargest Welfare Programs: 24,560thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27,291st
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 85th in the regionMost Devout: 85th in the regionMost Pacifist: 113th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 120th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 123rd in the region

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