by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,732nd Most Rebellious Youth: 1,821st Largest Publishing Industry: 2,549th
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Population14.346 billion

CapitalPoppaea Maxima


The Punitive Measures of Nakarisaune is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.346 billion adorable mustelids 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poppaea Maxima. The average income tax rate is 81.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Nakarisaunean economy, worth a remarkable 1,649 trillion hyenas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 114,944 hyenas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, fat-shaming is now public policy, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Nakarisaune's national animal is the aardvark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nakarisaune is ranked 2,607th in the world and 76th in the South Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 64.77 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,732ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,821stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,549thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,607thLargest Black Market: 2,755thHighest Crime Rates: 3,267thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,233rdNicest Citizens: 5,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,128thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,144thMost Politically Free: 6,162ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,456thMost Cultured: 6,997thHighest Drug Use: 7,450thHighest Economic Output: 7,581stHealthiest Citizens: 7,963rdMost Influential: 8,055thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,729thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,459thSmartest Citizens: 9,816thLargest Populations: 10,427thMost Pacifist: 11,294thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,049thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,353rdNudest: 12,567thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,013thMost Developed: 14,792ndLargest Gambling Industry: 14,834thMost Inclusive: 15,181stBest Weather: 15,921stLargest Governments: 16,836thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,913th
Most Rebellious Youth: 40th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 48th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 76th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionLargest Populations: 91st in the regionMost Politically Free: 92nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 108th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 129th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 133rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 177th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 186th in the regionMost Cultured: 200th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 228th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 229th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 241st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 250th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 283rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 289th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 296th in the regionNudest: 319th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 380th in the regionMost Pacifist: 421st in the regionLargest Governments: 424th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 432nd in the regionMost Developed: 452nd in the regionBest Weather: 502nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 509th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 518th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 536th in the regionMost Influential: 577th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 578th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 597th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 648th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 684th in the region

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