by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 5,420thBest Weather: 6,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,814th
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Population2.674 billion



The Schnozzel of Schnozzel is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Schnozzel with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.674 billion Schnozzelians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schnozzel. The average income tax rate is 78.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Schnozzelian economy, worth 280 trillion Schnozzels a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 105,047 Schnozzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad, stern tutting by international commentators has persuaded Schnozzel to disarm, Schnozzelians have recently stopped mysteriously setting off metal detectors, and the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schnozzel's national animal is the Schnozzel, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Schnozzel.

Schnozzel is ranked 172,874th in the world and 59th in The Roleplay Chessboard for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -4.27 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Publishing Industry: 5,420thBest Weather: 6,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,814thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,178thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,333rdMost Armed: 10,884thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,620thTop
Smartest Citizens: 12,365thHealthiest Citizens: 13,271stMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,746thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,473rdMost Cultured: 14,779thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,540thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,662ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,672ndMost Influential: 17,453rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,808thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,256thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,188thMost Devout: 19,476thMost Developed: 19,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,973rdLargest Governments: 20,043rdMost Inclusive: 20,540thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,944thLowest Crime Rates: 24,099th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the region

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