by Max Barry

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Most Beautiful Environments: 557th Best Weather: 584th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 598th
The Provisional Government of
Left-wing Utopia
Someone else always has to carry on the story.
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Population18.226 billion

CapitalSanta Fe
LeaderThe Provisional Governor


The Provisional Government of Rileyapolis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Provisional Governor with a fair hand, and renowned for its public floggings, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 18.226 billion Citizens 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 medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Santa Fe. The average income tax rate is 64.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Citizen economy, worth a remarkable 3,492 trillion Votes a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 191,600 Votes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government has spent days debating the merits of a petition calling for a ban on sporks, aspiring pilots must be personally vetted by the Minister of Transportation before receiving their license, solid-gold toilets are Citizen prisons' least expensive furnishings, and the term cold case has taken on a very literal meaning. Crime is totally unknown. Rileyapolis's national animal is the Rhino, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholism.

Rileyapolis is ranked 35,722nd in the world and 3rd in New Mexico for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 74.83 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Beautiful Environments: 557thBest Weather: 584thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 598thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 826thMost Efficient Economies: 895thLongest Average Lifespans: 982ndMost Cultured: 1,099thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,189thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,377thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,988thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,083rdSafest: 2,579thHighest Economic Output: 2,596thMost Devout: 2,663rdNicest Citizens: 2,686thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,991stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,023rdMost Developed: 3,200thSmartest Citizens: 4,032ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,506thHealthiest Citizens: 4,603rdMost Pacifist: 5,256thMost Inclusive: 5,940thLargest Populations: 6,142ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,417thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,482ndTop
Nudest: 7,943rdMost Politically Free: 10,440thLargest Governments: 11,216thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15,064th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Rileyapolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Rileyapolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Rileyapolis published "18 Billion" (Factbook: Trivia).
  • : Rileyapolis voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Woonsocket".
  • : Rileyapolis voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Right to Farm".
  • : Rileyapolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Rileyapolis's influence in New Mexico rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Rileyapolis's influence in New Mexico rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Rileyapolis voted for the World Assembly Resolution "On Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes".
  • : Rileyapolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.


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Endorsements Received: None.

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