by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd Nicest Citizens: 5th Most Compassionate Citizens: 10th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
We Own Y'all!
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, rampant corporate plagiarism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.904 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 relatively small, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Healthcare is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 65.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but inefficient Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 5,029 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 162,758 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, and election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 83rd in the world and 5th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 22,387.8 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rdNicest Citizens: 5thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10thBest Weather: 15thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 30thMost Pacifist: 33rdLongest Average Lifespans: 38thMost Beautiful Environments: 46thLeast Corrupt Governments: 52ndMost Devout: 83rdHealthiest Citizens: 83rdLargest Publishing Industry: 112thSmartest Citizens: 119thLargest Populations: 124thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 139thSafest: 157thLowest Crime Rates: 228thMost Cultured: 240thMost Influential: 320thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 473rdMost Stationary: 729thHighest Economic Output: 965thMost Rebellious Youth: 971stTop
Most Inclusive: 2,558thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,662ndLargest Governments: 3,724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,889thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,916thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,398thMost Politically Free: 8,692ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,818thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 9,867thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,094thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,434thHighest Drug Use: 15,832nd
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 34th in the regionMost Influential: 79th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 110th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 116th in the regionLargest Governments: 125th in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 154th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 170th in the regionMost Politically Free: 337th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 347th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 437th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 438th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 528th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 674th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 710th in the regionNudest: 897th in the regionMost Developed: 944th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Span was endorsed by The Federation of Yuunly.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Republic of Christea.
  • : Span was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Principality of Buddhist People.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, veterans are directed into environmental cleanup operations.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Federal Kingdom Republic of Rukonia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 245 » Fengate, Herzliyya, Yaorozu, Whereisthatistan, Novare Res, Elevation, Oneofakynd, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Jefffliu, Renetopia, Venezuelia, Calamazo, HMS Unicorn, Zeroxis, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Francovania, Arcadiom, Great Bights Mum, Malvad, Chinstralia, NabMex, Nubianica, The Lancerian Empire, Sadakoyama, Republic of Destiny, Eglise Sainte Eve, The Big Bad Boo, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Daedric Stellar Empire, Kingdom of Space, Plembobria, Saint Tomaston, South Isles, Yukti, Zerophix, Karazan, New Lakemba, Syrixia, New Trisone, ShortBusCrashed, Tercerwereld, The Rossinite Empire, Ponies and Princesses, The Army Republic of Prussia, Anarchy Sites, Magna Romaniae, and 195 others.Felpolandia, Ultima Terra, Arach-Naga Combine, Apetopia, Chris Hallett, Atain, Merconitonitopia, New Sekai, Xentherida, Kylesburgh, Zongzi, Ceretis, Amerian States, Notyoutopia, Ophlantly, Commonwealth of Transcaspia, Esplandia, Lagondia, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Lionia, Guslantis, Tokaryk, Mazeoftime, Sunto, Uplon, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, United Brunstovia, The Isle of Grossmania, Krauzhaten, Flooforia, Surrus, Ziko, Kelvaros Prime, Bharathvarsh, ThneedTown, Celreostia, New Phyrreus, Pasargad, Norfolk Isle Democratic Union, Highton Islands, Libera Publica, DabsForDays, Bartoke, Hadjout, Nova Constellation, Meritdom, Manticore utopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Yama Tai, Elspeth and Samina, Walter Jackson, Yatzatz, Yeraennus, Zyvetskistaahn, Soverenia, Slavael, French Bananastan, Peytonamia, Sankami, Sacrento, Vantaria, OPArsenal, Choistan, Bayern-Straubing, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Godly City, Tremagne de Taelmia, Wisconsota, Avalon, Bohseon, American MapleStory, Andulia, Holy Oranz, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Molic, Capinistria, Sheldo, Cullins, Maddland, The Kyziban Islands, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Celasur, Lhistonia, Republic of Dixie, Cape ferenghi, Ovsterland, The Mazur Empire, Wineclaw, MDIland, Nebterria, Novo England, Frinotonia, SchoolHouse rock, Morrn, Zombie Swarms, Australian Confederated States, New Ganjastan, United World Imperium, South Vistas Ambiis, Bourbon-Conde, Upper Sam Dodovi, Cyanos, Religioncord, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Letharkan, Nesseus, Skeotho, New Transeurasia, Dopeland420, Siwale, Scallendovia, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Brooklandaria, New Pax Americana, Malta Comino Gozo, DaMurica, Zelgathon, Moubarakistan, Neu-Klagenfurt, Southern Stroraia, Solestia, Helido, Upper Portlandia, Enosville, Sophista, Coemgen, Selanaia, GeorgeTheMiner, Crodaria, Farrel, Kaschovia, The United Chase States, Kyrianian, Alice Gardens, Lord Ravenclaw, Shnomo, Valdr, Love Palace, Vazali, Not The Force, Befflandya, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Carebia, The Interknitted States of Yarnonia, Wolfensjaeger, Adkins Station, Mercy Land, Catgirl, Vonnegut, Brandenburg-Magdeburg, StormRose, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Omicron Persei V111, Panama Coalition, Greater New Frail, New us ville, South Grand Mountain, Tyrassueb, New Chilokver, Unionist Socialist District, Cloydicia, Altonova, SORT, Ivalex, Arkolympus, Altisia, Vancouvania, Ubervania, Ainsworth, Heritage Quay, Temmff, Get Away From Me, Vauren, Ice and Tinian, Peace and Cooperation, Wolfenstien1, The Union Of Socialist Romania, Reannia, Pallaith, Catspaw, Thenaca, Buckerino, Sanjurika, Valley of Diamonds, Luceroland, Spherus Magna Imperium, Xagill, ABC, Rukonia, Buddhist People, Christea, and Yuunly.

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