by Max Barry

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,953rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,320th
The Democratic Oasis of
New York Times Democracy
You Can Stop Progress But You Shouldn't
Eminence Grise
Papa Hopper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.985 billion



The Democratic Oasis of Silverfish37 is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Khalix with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.985 billion Silverfish 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silverton. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Silverfishian economy, worth a remarkable 1,158 trillion silvers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 145,062 silvers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, surfing lessons include how to ward off sharks, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and Khalix knows that some internet activities are strictly solitary (Silverfish37 has found 7 easter eggs). Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Silverfish37's national animal is the fish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Silverfish37 is ranked 291,233rd in the world and 9th in The Carrot Patch for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -11.45 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,953rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,320thMost Pacifist: 2,386thMost Secular: 2,477thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,495thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,722ndTop
Safest: 3,131stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,414thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,703rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,962ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,056thMost Developed: 4,070thNicest Citizens: 4,072ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,403rdMost Inclusive: 4,449thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,019thSmartest Citizens: 5,377thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,484thBest Weather: 5,679thHighest Food Quality: 5,706thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,926thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,151stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,832ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,072ndLargest Governments: 7,305thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,516thMost Cultured: 12,308thMost Efficient Economies: 14,439thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 15,961stMost Cheerful Citizens: 18,049thHighest Average Incomes: 18,283rdHighest Economic Output: 20,569thLargest Publishing Industry: 25,468th

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