by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,475thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,725th
The Confederacy of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Adaptable as the ocean itself.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population3.048 billion


AnimalPacific octopus

The Confederacy of Mikano is a massive, socially progressive nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 3.048 billion Mikanese enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chara. The average income tax rate is 94.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Mikanoan economy, worth 284 trillion jins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture and Information Technology. Average income is 93,489 jins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mikanoan watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, and jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mikano's national animal is the Pacific octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Mikano is ranked 8,002nd in the world and 171st in the West Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 15.78 bananas ingested per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,475thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,024thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,725thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,201stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,248thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,640thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,872ndMost Pacifist: 4,130thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,402ndMost Inclusive: 4,778thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,784thBest Weather: 4,985thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,111thMost Influential: 5,295thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,537thNicest Citizens: 5,772ndHighest Food Quality: 5,804thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,131stSafest: 6,742ndMost Developed: 6,857thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,674thHealthiest Citizens: 8,002ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,323rdMost Cultured: 9,520thSmartest Citizens: 10,739thLargest Governments: 11,369thMost Secular: 11,734thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,193rdHighest Drug Use: 16,312thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,687thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,958thMost Income Equality: 20,486th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 66th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 100th in the regionBest Weather: 103rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 107th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 114th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 116th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 116th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 120th in the regionMost Inclusive: 122nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 132nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 139th in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionMost Developed: 153rd in the regionSafest: 162nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 165th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Cultured: 180th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 204th in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 263rd in the regionMost Secular: 274th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 282nd in the regionNudest: 319th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 381st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 493rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 513th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 525th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mikano was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, jabbing a baby's bottle at officials gets parents waved straight through immigration.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, Mikanoan watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Mikano was endorsed by The Sanctuary of Dreamers for Hope.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Chara Times is sold out.
  • : Mikano was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume.
  • : Following new legislation in Mikano, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 139 » Bhang Bhang Duc, Giovanniland, Kisovec, Dilber, Champaign, Constantinopolisia, Marina Nova, Santos-Dominius, Fuentana, Q The Almighty, Westwind, Mackieron, The Anti-Social Socialists, Mediobogdum, Twisted Duality, Mirchusko, Svanland, Holmani, Thessalian, Wickedly evil people, Ferroia, Papercuts and Skittles, Fujai, Archonina, Eastern Bahia, The United Tribes of Bantai, Overthinkers, Wellington Bingbong, Winter Aura, Bucals Kagotoaion, Desmosthenes and Burke, The divisive isolationists, Lynier, Sindria, Kathlenia, Gottlands, Acropylae, Atheist States of Philippines, Willow Gate, Pandaland II, Cro Magnon, Glorious Existence, Bodusse, Isle Royale, Hamburg Neo, Comia Noracon, Weyrland, Psikuta, Albyion Kingdom, Formenor, and 89 others.Nas Crustium, Gryphonian Alliance, IndyCar Racing, Shaktirajya, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Arnic, East Swedesia, The Rega, Entirnya, Thyrall, Fallgriffin, Greg Tucker, Matism, Leukogeras, Athrid HullHund, Arvladma, Serrus, Lothundy, The Free States of Gotham, The United Republic of Westend, Muad-Dib, Arifiyyah, The North American Assembly, Lodiberdade, Burakis, Wild lands of Tribe, Professor thomas, Saronistan, Ocheon, Condonohia, Maria, Socialist Australiana, One Nation under Rob, Parisitan, Ellcrys, Archinos, Plarland Amex, Recenesia, New Belia, Mathematania, Common Good, New Democratic Republic of Russia, New Caterse, Forcaforta, Greynne, Vlobbania, Magnolia Paradise, Dowaesk, Rowdy, Av Libertas Vindex, Astra Prime, Refuge404, Cities, Parasang, Gentris, Attanseia, Recuecn, Minshara, Morachia, Ynnam, Larxia, Joubertbourg, Win Mints, Llan Sha, Rivello, Bietau, Geekalla, Eidechse, Blue Bubble, El Facil, Mississagi, Qapaq Suyu, Dunahaibhne, Ceadda, Sniper Slayers, Ingentis Novus, Fumafuma, Sirulinuck, Aldesport, Helianthan, The Undivided, Robbinston, Cryland, Theicor, Paschalia, Dei et Hominis, Romlania, Lodus Lake, and Dreamers for Hope.

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