by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 156th Most Compassionate Citizens: 202nd Nicest Citizens: 215th
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Let us unite by knowing our differences.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.479 billion



The Commonwealth of Requand is a massive, genial nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, state-planned economy, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.479 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 Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Phenna. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Requan economy, worth 890 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 impressive 198,917 Fentoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, and any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist. Crime is totally unknown. Requand's national animal is the Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Requand is ranked 7,975th in the world and 30th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Inclusive: 156thMost Compassionate Citizens: 202ndNicest Citizens: 215thLargest Welfare Programs: 354thMost Pacifist: 453rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 476thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 723rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 799thMost Developed: 860thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,053rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,059thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,135thMost Cultured: 1,164thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,205thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,320thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,367thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,618thLargest Governments: 1,679thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 1,764thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,770thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,840thHighest Drug Use: 2,001stBest Weather: 2,011thSmartest Citizens: 2,162ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,327thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,342ndMost Rebellious Youth: 2,467thSafest: 2,704thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,010thMost Influential: 3,769thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,315thLowest Crime Rates: 5,067thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,672ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,817thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6,973rdNudest: 7,071stMost Efficient Economies: 7,975thTop
Most Income Equality: 11,267thHighest Economic Output: 15,833rdMost Secular: 16,556th
Most Inclusive: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionNudest: 8th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionSafest: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Requand, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, bemused citizens are encouraged to sing foreign-language hymns of religions they have never heard of.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Requand voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Protecting Personal Data"".
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, families are left homeless as entire suburbs are bulldozed on the whim of tribal chiefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Requand, kids' party bags often contain candy and e-cigarettes.
  • : Requand was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Most Beautiful Environments.


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