by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 3,951stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,071stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,158th
The Dreamcast Delight of
New York Times Democracy
I do wonder if anyone checks this thing, actually.
Sunrise the Trainer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Northern Sunrise Islands

Population21.441 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencySonic Adventure emblems

The Dreamcast Delight of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 21.441 billion Northern Sunrisians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nowhere in Particular. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Northern Sunrisian economy, worth a remarkable 1,475 trillion Sonic Adventure emblems 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 68,834 Sonic Adventure emblems, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The government is spending millions on lawyers' fees trying to get Sunrise the Trainer off a murder charge, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing, and stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Northern Sunrise Islands's national animal is the Vaporeon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Arceusism.

Northern Sunrise Islands is ranked 48,386th in the world and 4th in Emirates of Futurnia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 123.26 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Best Weather: 3,951stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,071stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,158thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,300thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,373rdMost Cultured: 7,761stLargest Populations: 8,600thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,064thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,253rdMost Advanced Public Education: 10,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,659thHighest Food Quality: 12,052ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,905thMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,074thSmartest Citizens: 16,324thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,583rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,584thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,846thHealthiest Citizens: 19,124thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,493rdLongest Average Lifespans: 19,888thMost Pacifist: 20,683rdMost Developed: 20,955thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,311th
Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the region

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