by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 505th Most Influential: 960th Best Weather: 8,082nd
The Borderlands of
Father Knows Best State
Quod Nunc Sum, Et Tu Eris
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Population1.727 billion

LeaderCK Flynn


The Borderlands of Paranoia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by CK Flynn with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.727 billion Paranoians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Psychosis. The average income tax rate is 53.5%.

The powerhouse Paranoid economy, worth 154 trillion krónas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,687 krónas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities, deli patrons examine their roast beef for undetonated explosives, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, and a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Paranoia's national animal is the crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Paranoia is ranked 74,007th in the world and 3,010th in the South Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 167.12 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 505thMost Influential: 960thTop
Best Weather: 8,082ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,605thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,131stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,515thMost Inclusive: 15,354th
Most Influential: 62nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 74th in the regionBest Weather: 248th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 346th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 397th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 422nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 432nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 432nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 526th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 529th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 552nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 565th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 572nd in the region

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