by Max Barry

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Minoa was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 265
Most Valuable International Artwork: 96thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,068thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,094th
The State of
Civil Rights Lovefest
侵略! 国民国家, でゲソ!
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population19.097 billion

LeaderEmpress Joana

CurrencyMinoan tala
Animallittle owl

The State of Minoa is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Empress Joana with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and public floggings. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 19.097 billion Minoans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Athens. The average income tax rate is 24.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Minoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,935 trillion Minoan tala a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 101,353 Minoan tala, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, ironic death by tasering is on the rise amongst door-to-door taser salesmen, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, and the entire entry for Minoa in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime is totally unknown. Minoa's national animal is the little owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Minoa is ranked 39,938th in the world and 6th in Minoa for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,258.67 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 96thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,068thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,094thLargest Populations: 6,934thHighest Economic Output: 7,673rdNicest Citizens: 8,793rdLargest Retail Industry: 9,089thMost Stationary: 9,579thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,119thTop
Most Politically Free: 11,953rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,173rdMost Influential: 12,659thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,054thSmartest Citizens: 13,118thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,204thMost Inclusive: 15,304thMost Developed: 16,510thMost Efficient Economies: 19,353rdHighest Drug Use: 19,841stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,962ndNudest: 20,596th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights and the Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Minoa published "Geography of Minoa" (Factbook: Geography).
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Minoa was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary and Most Compassionate Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Cultured and Most Pacifist.


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