by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th Most Developed: 12th
The Althing of
Left-wing Utopia
ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.23 billion


Currencylabor credit
Animalflying squirrel

The Althing of Ratateague is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, soft-spoken computers, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.23 billion Ratatekkers 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 large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Social Policy, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holtmímir. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ratatasque economy, worth a remarkable 6,113 trillion labor credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 354,827 labor credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend, and moonshine has made a resurgence. Crime is totally unknown. Ratateague's national animal is the flying squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ratateague is ranked 169,255th in the world and 341st in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -36.88 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4thMost Developed: 12thSafest: 12thHealthiest Citizens: 18thLongest Average Lifespans: 22ndNicest Citizens: 31stMost Compassionate Citizens: 32ndBest Weather: 35thMost Pacifist: 42ndMost Inclusive: 43rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 46thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 72ndSmartest Citizens: 76thMost Advanced Public Education: 92ndMost Beautiful Environments: 93rdMost Efficient Economies: 141stLargest Publishing Industry: 142ndMost Cultured: 142ndHighest Poor Incomes: 165thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 201stMost Rebellious Youth: 244thLargest Governments: 312thMost Influential: 385thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 404thHighest Average Tax Rates: 555thLowest Crime Rates: 578thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 618thHighest Average Incomes: 805thMost Advanced Public Transport: 860thHighest Economic Output: 876thMost Devout: 1,470thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,647thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,818thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,653rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,334thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,745thLargest Populations: 6,286thMost Politically Free: 6,693rdNudest: 8,283rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,219thMost Income Equality: 12,628th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 32nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, moonshine has made a resurgence.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, in musicals everybody's a little bit racist.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, the realistic depiction of tentacles is on the core syllabus of most art schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint.
  • : Following new legislation in Ratateague, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.
  • : Ratateague was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.


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