by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 767thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,187thBest Weather: 3,198th
The Flying Thingy of
Left-wing Utopia
We are all planes
Dan Havilliand
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.935 billion

CapitalBombardier-Boeing-Airbus city
LeaderDan Havilliand
FaithAirplane Worship

AnimalSyrian Hamster

The Flying Thingy of Planes is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dan Havilliand with a fair hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 5.935 billion Planesians 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bombardier-Boeing-Airbus city. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Planesian economy, worth 645 trillion Engines a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 108,713 Engines, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The endangered saltwater humpback Syrian Hamster is only seen in captivity programs, the nation's museums are real penny-pinchers, where there's a will there is usually a password manager, and the transit system is throwing poor people under the bus. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Planes's national animal is the Syrian Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Airplane Worship.

Planes is ranked 252,036th in the world and 6,907th in Osiris for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.23 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 767thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,187thBest Weather: 3,198thMost Pacifist: 3,274thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,390thSafest: 3,778thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,903rdNicest Citizens: 4,079thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,469thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,547thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,611thHealthiest Citizens: 5,867thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,929thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,945thMost Inclusive: 6,040thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,386thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,732ndHighest Food Quality: 6,858thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,982ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,034thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,236thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,819thLowest Crime Rates: 9,883rdMost Cultured: 11,278thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,102ndSmartest Citizens: 13,313thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,420thTop
Largest Governments: 14,567thMost Income Equality: 17,932ndMost Developed: 20,182ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,797thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,692nd
Most Influential: 5th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 102nd in the regionBest Weather: 115th in the regionMost Pacifist: 122nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 137th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 158th in the regionNicest Citizens: 171st in the regionSafest: 178th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 222nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 235th in the regionMost Inclusive: 271st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 272nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 289th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 298th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 306th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 313th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 322nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 358th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 372nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 409th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 451st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 506th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 513th in the regionNudest: 528th in the regionMost Cultured: 606th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 659th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 682nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 701st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Planes, the transit system is throwing poor people under the bus.
  • : Planes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Planes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Planes was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Planes's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Planes, where there's a will there is usually a password manager.
  • : Planes's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Planes's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Planes's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Planes was refounded in Osiris.