by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 256th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 361st Most Subsidized Industry: 429th
The Writing Legislation of
Democratic Socialists
So many proposals, so little time.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.174 billion



The Writing Legislation of Praeceps is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Praetor with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 4.174 billion Praecepsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Praetorium. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Praecepsian economy, worth 922 trillion ceps 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 220,929 ceps, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, protecting the land is holey work, protests are legal but strictly supervised, and wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Praeceps's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Praeceps is ranked 1,195th in the world and 51st in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 74.16 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 256thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 361stMost Subsidized Industry: 429thMost Inclusive: 461stMost Pacifist: 465thMost Developed: 472ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 569thMost Compassionate Citizens: 571stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 574thLongest Average Lifespans: 574thHealthiest Citizens: 603rdNicest Citizens: 611thSafest: 619thLargest Welfare Programs: 655thMost Advanced Public Education: 671stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 711thLargest Governments: 728thBest Weather: 821stMost Beautiful Environments: 906thLeast Corrupt Governments: 930thLowest Crime Rates: 1,070thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,124thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,195thMost Cultured: 1,413thSmartest Citizens: 1,443rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,707thMost Influential: 2,101stHighest Average Incomes: 4,208thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,309thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,447thMost Efficient Economies: 5,785thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,768thMost Secular: 7,913thTop
Most Income Equality: 11,406thHighest Economic Output: 15,454thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,416th
Most Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 36th in the regionSafest: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 38th in the regionNicest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45th in the regionBest Weather: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 52nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 53rd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 163rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 194th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 196th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 261st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Secular: 418th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 458th in the regionMost Income Equality: 649th in the regionNudest: 652nd in the regionMost Influential: 754th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 793rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 845th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, protecting the land is holey work.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, innocent defendants often plead guilty for fear of receiving a much harsher sentence before jury.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Following new legislation in Praeceps, with increasingly clear skies nobody seems to mind the electricity bill going through the roof.
  • : Praeceps lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Praeceps lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.


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