by Max Barry

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Safest: 403rd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 697th Most Pacifist: 806th
The Holy Blue Velvet of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Amat Victoria Curam
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.82 billion

LeaderMetric Superstar


The Holy Blue Velvet of Metty is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Metric Superstar with a fair hand, and renowned for its lack of airports, daily referendums, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.82 billion Metopians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metopia. The average income tax rate is 99.6%.

The strong Metopian economy, worth a remarkable 1,152 trillion Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 130,707 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Female brains are believed to heat up dangerously when 'overclocked', politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, foreign musicians that Metric Superstar dislikes are turned away at the border, and therapists can always squeeze in another house-call. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Metty's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Mettianity.

Metty is ranked 157,226th in the world and 194th in Conch Kingdom for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -17.91 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Safest: 403rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 697thMost Pacifist: 806thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,013thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,090thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,114thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,273rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,274thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,312thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,399thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,431stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,531stLargest Governments: 1,548thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,683rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,689thBest Weather: 1,726thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,848thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,996thHealthiest Citizens: 2,160thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,214thNicest Citizens: 2,529thMost Influential: 2,590thMost Cultured: 2,912thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,191stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,663rdSmartest Citizens: 4,046thMost Devout: 4,577thNudest: 4,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,152ndMost Income Equality: 5,634thMost Politically Free: 6,932ndTop
Most Inclusive: 10,497thHighest Economic Output: 11,771stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,840th
Safest: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Income Equality: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the region

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