by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 958th Most Influential: 1,268th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,848th
The Grand Republic of
New York Times Democracy
El lleopard colpeja amb rapidesa
John Grammaticus
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Molts Rius

Population2.211 billion

CapitalNuevo Carthago
LeaderJohn Grammaticus


The Grand Republic of Molts Rius is a massive, genial nation, ruled by John Grammaticus with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.211 billion Riusians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nuevo Carthago. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Riusian economy, worth 204 trillion florins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 92,477 florins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Molts Rius, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house, and gossip magazines have pictures of John Grammaticus sunbathing on the beach with political rivals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Molts Rius's national animal is the leopard, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Molts Rius is ranked 153,789th in the world and 8,342nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -83.16 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 958thMost Influential: 1,268thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,848thMost Pacifist: 5,730thBest Weather: 6,778thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,011thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,769thNicest Citizens: 8,200thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,307thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 9,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,310thSafest: 9,600thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,039thHealthiest Citizens: 10,939thMost Inclusive: 11,591stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,660thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,111thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,438thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,996thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,177thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,247th
Largest Welfare Programs: 193rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 256th in the regionMost Pacifist: 324th in the regionBest Weather: 359th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 372nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 447th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 473rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 480th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 491st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 495th in the regionSafest: 506th in the regionMost Influential: 540th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 568th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 598th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 653rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 659th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 678th in the regionMost Inclusive: 696th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 696th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 698th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 712th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 903rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 910th in the region

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