by Max Barry

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Sciongrad was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 178
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 275th Largest Welfare Programs: 442nd Most Influential: 685th
The Monarchical Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Esta é a Ditosa Pátria Minha Amada
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Foreign Minister
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Monarchical Republic of Sciongrad is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Iolanda Serra de Nazaré with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.63 billion Scionites love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Leiria. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The all-consuming Scionite economy, worth a remarkable 1,481 trillion Escudoes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 127,395 Escudoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pushy mums tell their kids to be doctors and engineers but steer them away from being penniless lawyers, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', the endangered saltwater humpback Rooster is only seen in captivity programs, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sciongrad's national animal is the Rooster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Clove.

Sciongrad is ranked 1,182nd in the world and 2nd in International Democratic Union for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 100.09 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 275thLargest Welfare Programs: 442ndMost Influential: 685thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 712thMost Beautiful Environments: 804thMost Pacifist: 813thMost Advanced Public Education: 929thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 977thSafest: 1,067thBest Weather: 1,073rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,115thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,161stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,182ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,279thNicest Citizens: 1,387thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,690thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,103rdMost Stationary: 2,439thLargest Governments: 2,466thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,674thLowest Crime Rates: 2,971stMost Inclusive: 3,225thMost Cultured: 3,502ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,656thSmartest Citizens: 4,265thHealthiest Citizens: 4,905thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,197thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,066thMost Developed: 6,236thHighest Economic Output: 6,577thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,315thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,340thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,377thLargest Populations: 10,316thMost Secular: 14,088thNudest: 14,226th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the region

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