by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4thNicest Citizens: 10th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
We Own Y'all!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population44.29 billion

LeaderM Shobacus Maz


The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 44.29 billion Spanners 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The all-consuming Spanner economy, worth an astonishing 13,439 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 303,433 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Most foreigners can't name the leader of Span, candidates make campaign speeches at the funerals of former rivals, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, and space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 70,951st in the world and 2,361st in The North Pacific for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2,331.64 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4thNicest Citizens: 10thBest Weather: 30thMost Compassionate Citizens: 36thMost Pacifist: 48thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52ndLargest Populations: 69thMost Beautiful Environments: 87thLeast Corrupt Governments: 97thHealthiest Citizens: 164thLongest Average Lifespans: 221stMost Devout: 233rdSafest: 251stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 254thMost Cultured: 271stSmartest Citizens: 295thHighest Food Quality: 340thHighest Economic Output: 367thLowest Crime Rates: 377thMost Stationary: 457thMost Rebellious Youth: 528thMost Influential: 723rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,017thMost Inclusive: 1,113thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,562ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,965thLargest Governments: 2,226thHighest Average Incomes: 2,436thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 3,135thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,071stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,384thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,793rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,230thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,260thMost Developed: 6,347thNudest: 13,433rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 17,115thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,522ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,991stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26,504thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 29,514th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionSafest: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Inclusive: 57th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 104th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 170th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 183rd in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 213th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 264th in the regionNudest: 306th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 346th in the regionMost Developed: 360th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 595th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 826th in the region

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