by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,852ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,841st
The Federal Imperium of
New York Times Democracy
Kiu Kuraĝas Venki
Emperor Harry Norton II
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
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New Goldman

Population1.887 billion

CapitalDistrict of Nortonia
LeaderEmperor Harry Norton II
FaithThe Cult of Norton

CurrencyImperial Dollar
AnimalBald Eagle

The Federal Imperium of New Goldman is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Emperor Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.887 billion Goldmanians 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, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of District of Nortonia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 83.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 282 trillion Imperial Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 149,562 Imperial Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 479,507 per year while the poor average 35,385, a ratio of 13.6 to 1.

A girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments, gene-engineered sewerjacks don't smell but they do stink, and more and more people are signing up for the government party. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Goldman's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Cult of Norton.

New Goldman is ranked 13,476th in the world and 467th in the South Pacific for Highest Food Quality, scoring 136.68 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

Most Influential: 1,852ndTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,500thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,841stRudest Citizens: 4,244thMost Efficient Economies: 4,570thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,664thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,373rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,457thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,148thNicest Citizens: 7,425thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,861stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,967thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,151stMost Inclusive: 9,409thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,256thMost Armed: 11,054thLargest Governments: 11,420thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,397thMost Cultured: 13,328thHighest Food Quality: 13,476thMost Developed: 14,149thHighest Average Incomes: 14,411thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,425thLargest Retail Industry: 15,385thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,501stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,659thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,761stLargest Black Market: 16,112thSmartest Citizens: 16,242ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,903rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,090thMost Politically Free: 18,350thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,526thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,479thLowest Crime Rates: 22,373rd
Largest Welfare Programs: 121st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 175th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 207th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 226th in the regionMost Armed: 227th in the regionMost Politically Free: 250th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 264th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 271st in the regionNicest Citizens: 285th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 304th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 316th in the regionLargest Governments: 325th in the regionMost Inclusive: 352nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 374th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 423rd in the regionMost Developed: 443rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 446th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 467th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 478th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 482nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 493rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 517th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 538th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 562nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 564th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 589th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 644th in the regionMost Patriotic: 677th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 688th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 731st in the region

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