by Max Barry

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McMasterdonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 151
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,005thMost Influential: 1,702ndMost Cultured: 3,711th
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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Population21.432 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 remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 21.432 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 3,244 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 26,295th in the world and 1,227th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 5,114.92 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,005thMost Influential: 1,702ndTop
Most Cultured: 3,711thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,723rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,844thLargest Black Market: 4,531stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,583rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,636thHighest Economic Output: 5,235thHighest Food Quality: 5,516thBest Weather: 6,061stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,219thMost Developed: 6,712thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,574thSmartest Citizens: 7,700thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,001stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,115thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,445thLargest Populations: 8,671stMost Patriotic: 11,036thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,692ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,543rdLargest Governments: 12,557thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,850thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,269thMost Secular: 13,617thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,816thMost Inclusive: 14,862ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,938thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,169thHighest Average Incomes: 15,249thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,236thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,374thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,350thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,537thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26,295thLargest Information Technology Sector: 27,104thHighest Drug Use: 27,223rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 92nd in the regionLargest Populations: 111th in the regionLargest Black Market: 125th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 154th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 166th in the regionMost Cultured: 187th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 223rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 250th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 274th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 316th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 331st in the regionBest Weather: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 343rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 352nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 357th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 357th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 361st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 385th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 388th in the regionMost Developed: 395th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Patriotic: 421st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 547th in the regionMost Influential: 550th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 622nd in the regionLargest Governments: 630th in the regionMost Secular: 634th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 635th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 680th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 726th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 804th in the regionMost Inclusive: 859th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 905th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,063rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,122nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,189th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,227th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,227th in the region

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