by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 558thLargest Welfare Programs: 678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 694th
The Rustling Leaves of
Left-wing Utopia
The bycatch of history
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Kvenland

Population16.142 billion

LeaderPeople's Commissary Tova Olthuis

Currencylabor voucher

The Rustling Leaves of New Kvenland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by People's Commissary Tova Olthuis with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.142 billion New Kvenlanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Brödstad. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient New Kvenlander economy, worth a remarkable 2,920 trillion labor vouchers 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 180,919 labor vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government frequently panders to parents with boutique tax credits, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, and genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons. Crime is totally unknown. New Kvenland's national animal is the caribou, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sarkicism.

New Kvenland is ranked 274,810th in the world and 6,611th in Balder for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -26.5 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 558thLargest Welfare Programs: 678thLeast Corrupt Governments: 694thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 730thMost Advanced Public Education: 795thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 822ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 876thMost Pacifist: 1,084thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,247thMost Inclusive: 1,298thSafest: 1,301stNicest Citizens: 1,318thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,398thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,591stMost Developed: 1,641stHighest Food Quality: 1,657thBest Weather: 1,680thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,773rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,100thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,256thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,259thSmartest Citizens: 2,321stLargest Governments: 2,397thHealthiest Citizens: 2,669thMost Cultured: 2,731stTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,180thLowest Crime Rates: 4,029thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,408thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,918thHighest Economic Output: 6,055thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,588thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 7,559thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,538thHighest Average Incomes: 9,884thMost Efficient Economies: 12,382ndTop
Most Secular: 18,207thLargest Populations: 18,380thHighest Drug Use: 24,490th
Least Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 23rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionNicest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 41st in the regionMost Developed: 50th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 72nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 75th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 76th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 92nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Cultured: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 100th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 130th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 166th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 180th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 202nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 231st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 256th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 298th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 319th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 382nd in the regionLargest Populations: 403rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 445th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 494th in the region

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