by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,624thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,860th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We serve what we tried to believe
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population14.052 billion

CapitalScutum City


The Kingdom of Scutum is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its closed borders, frequent executions, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, devout population of 14.052 billion Scutumians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scutum City. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Scutumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,279 trillion Scuts 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 91,082 Scuts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The practice of capital punishment proves divisive, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, and RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scutum's national animal is the Nightygale, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Scutum is ranked 5,711th in the world and 243rd in Osiris for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2,128.4 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,136thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,624thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,860thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,188thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,344thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,520thBest Weather: 5,548thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,711thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,186thMost Influential: 6,605thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,949thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,631stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,213thSafest: 8,746thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,830thMost Armed: 9,460thHealthiest Citizens: 9,681stLargest Governments: 10,087thMost Cultured: 10,097thLowest Crime Rates: 11,765thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 12,833rdHighest Economic Output: 14,165thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,742ndNicest Citizens: 15,479thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,793rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,978thLargest Populations: 18,789thSmartest Citizens: 18,890thMost Developed: 19,413thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,319th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 68th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 213th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 243rd in the regionBest Weather: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 250th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 278th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 360th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 360th in the regionMost Stationary: 368th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 426th in the regionMost Armed: 430th in the regionSafest: 451st in the regionLargest Populations: 466th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 482nd in the regionMost Cultured: 522nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 527th in the regionLargest Governments: 536th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 642nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 658th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 660th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 680th in the regionNicest Citizens: 815th in the region

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