by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 175thMost Compassionate Citizens: 212thNicest Citizens: 218th
The Commonwealth of
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Let us unite by knowing our differences.
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Population7.124 billion



The Commonwealth of Requand is a colossal, genial nation, remarkable for its national health service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.124 billion Requans 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, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phenna. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Requan economy, worth a remarkable 1,483 trillion Fentoes 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 208,208 Fentoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, sex changes are routinely performed at Requand's hospitals, in a fit of passion Leader has shredded thirty years' worth of petitions, and a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world. Crime is totally unknown. Requand's national animal is the Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Requand is ranked 168,250th in the world and 261st in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -4.43 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Inclusive: 175thMost Compassionate Citizens: 212thNicest Citizens: 218thLargest Welfare Programs: 298thMost Pacifist: 321stMost Cheerful Citizens: 428thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 686thLeast Corrupt Governments: 728thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 752ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 822ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,064thMost Cultured: 1,101stMost Developed: 1,159thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,333rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,425thLargest Governments: 1,476thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,538thMost Efficient Economies: 1,702ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,714thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,722ndBest Weather: 1,894thSmartest Citizens: 1,918thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,016thHealthiest Citizens: 2,029thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,262ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,298thSafest: 2,517thMost Influential: 2,534thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,696thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,920thLowest Crime Rates: 4,348thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,605thHighest Average Incomes: 5,671stNudest: 8,851stTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,710thMost Income Equality: 12,857thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13,151stMost Stationary: 13,644thMost Secular: 16,064thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,162ndHighest Drug Use: 19,897th
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Requand was endorsed by The Commonwealth of PS Suisse.
  • : Requand voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities".


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