by Max Barry

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Best Weather: 3,730thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,134th
The Indie Sensation 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

Population18.911 billion

CapitalNowhere in Particular
LeaderSunrise the Trainer

CurrencySonic Adventure emblems

The Indie Sensation of Northern Sunrise Islands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sunrise the Trainer with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, state-planned economy, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 18.911 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 1,301 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 3,730th in the world and 1st in Emirates of Futurnia for Best Weather, with 351 Meters Of Sunlight.

Best Weather: 3,730thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,948thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,134thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,155thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,492ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,762ndMost Cultured: 7,684thLargest Populations: 8,715thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,868thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,036thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,481stTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,881stMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,492ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,859thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,315thSmartest Citizens: 16,546thHealthiest Citizens: 17,141stMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,802ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,882ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,082ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,853rdMost Developed: 19,515thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,171stMost Pacifist: 21,496thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,589th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the region

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