by Max Barry

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McMasterdonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 151
Most Valuable International Artwork: 991stMost Influential: 1,499thMost Cultured: 3,692nd
The Experimental Ideas of
Mother Knows Best State
You have nothing to fear, if you have nothing to hide.
The Queen Mother
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population21.379 billion

LeaderThe Queen Mother

AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Experimental Ideas of McMasterdonia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by The Queen Mother with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 21.379 billion McMasterdonians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Intelligentsia. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient McMasterdonian economy, worth a remarkable 3,236 trillion Livres a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 151,369 Livres, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children seem to be getting better at lying these days, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", and lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McMasterdonia's national animal is the McMasterdonian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

McMasterdonia is ranked 17,334th in the world and 905th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 286.24 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 991stMost Influential: 1,499thTop
Most Cultured: 3,692ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,712thHealthiest Citizens: 3,855thLargest Black Market: 4,526thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,599thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,646thHighest Economic Output: 5,219thHighest Food Quality: 5,520thBest Weather: 6,063rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,188thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,223rdMost Developed: 6,717thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,559thSmartest Citizens: 7,697thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,025thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,133rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,469thLargest Populations: 8,676thMost Patriotic: 11,014thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,724thLargest Governments: 12,532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,545thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,878thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,285thMost Secular: 13,657thLowest Crime Rates: 14,770thMost Inclusive: 14,865thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,961stMost Corrupt Governments: 15,138thHighest Average Incomes: 15,185thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,370thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,216thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,608thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,594thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 25,380th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 93rd in the regionLargest Populations: 111th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 123rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 155th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 167th in the regionMost Cultured: 190th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 252nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 278th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 304th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 319th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 333rd in the regionBest Weather: 337th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 344th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 350th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 352nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 356th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 366th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 386th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 389th in the regionMost Developed: 401st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 413th in the regionMost Patriotic: 425th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 474th in the regionMost Influential: 475th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 540th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 616th in the regionMost Secular: 634th in the regionLargest Governments: 638th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 640th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 686th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 722nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 816th in the regionMost Inclusive: 863rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 905th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,057th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,073rd in the region

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