by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87thMost Valuable International Artwork: 371stMost Influential: 455th
The Cybernetic Utopia of
Left-Leaning College State
I find your lack of thingamabobs disturbing.
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Steampunk Ariel

Population4.275 billion


Animalclockwork crayon ponyfish

The Cybernetic Utopia of Steampunk Ariel is a massive, genial nation, ruled by S'C'U'T'T'L'E with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.275 billion Cybernetic Mermaids enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantica. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic economy, worth 501 trillion seashells a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 117,400 seashells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name, fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, and there's a bright dawn ahead for Steampunk Ariel. Crime is totally unknown. Steampunk Ariel's national animal is the clockwork crayon ponyfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Animism.

Steampunk Ariel is ranked 18,590th in the world and 724th in The North Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 25.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87thMost Valuable International Artwork: 371stMost Influential: 455thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,864thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,976thMost Cultured: 7,362ndMost Pacifist: 8,112thLargest Retail Industry: 8,421stNicest Citizens: 8,459thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,450thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,298thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,366thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,746thMost Devout: 11,069thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,238thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,751stMost Efficient Economies: 13,053rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,956thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,186thMost Inclusive: 14,231stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,747thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,981stMost Developed: 15,150thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,246thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,446thBest Weather: 17,300thHighest Drug Use: 17,598thSmartest Citizens: 17,761stLargest Black Market: 18,590th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 48th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 141st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 266th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 290th in the regionMost Cultured: 371st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 408th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 458th in the regionMost Devout: 462nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 471st in the regionNicest Citizens: 480th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 563rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 568th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 593rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 648th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 649th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 673rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 674th in the regionLargest Black Market: 724th in the regionMost Stationary: 763rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 772nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 799th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 799th in the regionRudest Citizens: 820th in the regionMost Inclusive: 842nd in the regionMost Developed: 846th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 849th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 867th in the regionNudest: 902nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 936th in the regionBest Weather: 959th in the region

World Assembly

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Koda-Land, Kwaj, The Austro Germanic Union, Detrivania, The English Alliance, Felpolandia, Pavlikstan, Old Emporia, Dylanana, Dar es Saalam, The Windmilluminati, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, The Bureaucratic Territories, Sil Dorsett, Pleroma Sans Romans, Dopeland420, Malta Comino Gozo, Shadowrik, The Gamer Party, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Talvezout, Ice and Tinian, Cinnibar, Dicko, Orado, Viridiann, PlanetPunk, French Bananastan, Neo Colorado, Notyoutopia, Maott, Joodey, The Rhein States, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Dreadton, Cloydicia, United Asgardian States, Pradovnia, United Kahndaq, Pasargad, Guer Aike, Potatolandium, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Novaray, Selfgradatude, Ninjak30, Kobagia, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Prydania, Buckerino, Rosewood-, Trillius, The Teddy, Zankioa, Velon, Fengate, Wineclaw, Republic of New Atlantis, Unimaginable Doom, Webvania, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Marmiedon, Former English Colony, Lorigia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Xentherida, The Albatraoz, Glurponia, Bearical, Seenvorland, Runeda, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Lakemba, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Ataraxia Somnia, Trooporia, Solskjar, PotatoFarmers, Freyford, Gnomewatchers, The Real Ram Ranch, Palenhold, Quentiam Viventem, Ereena, Tachycardia, Clan Spaniel, Kingdom Of Manaf, Leonfire, Kranostav, Kappacon, Zecit, Dabarastan, TJUN-ia, Rumagna, Zyvetskistaahn, Vesuva, Zixu, Ravendi, Jovian Knights, Interdimensional Zone, Nationeer, Altivia, Drutopia Insomnia, Anungu, Nolambur, Aeurithianar, Highton Islands, Eraver, Zupla, The New Communist Republic Of States, Valentine Z, Nova Arcania, Volstokn, Arlens Apartment, Alamei, Singamadri, Lucedeia, Ivy Rekkia, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Amblegreserland, Khoik, Xagill, Godwanna, Universal State Formula, Yokciq Empire, Votak Matim, KhalChicken, Free Nation of Hong Kong, The Endless Eventide, Xyrron, Tunofferia, Arquadea, Dakota Territories, Ausnakulia, Kamohoalii, Vauquelin, Prevaland, Crader, Conteria, Diodone, Nisastria, Varola, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Hyphen, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Zeternia, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Paul Pasch, Zzozona, Termathe, The Calabash Protectorate, Simone Republic, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Innocentic, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Libertania Democratica, Brucklania, Lux Conos, Yellops, Eywaan, Maclare, Pokemanland, Madjack, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Kragsgale, Loptous, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, WeKnow, Nord Botten, U S Eh, Eastern Cous Empria, R libanon, Heilhum Imperius, Draconian Progression, Hardscrabble, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Lulubellia, Hells Ninth Circle, Outer Shenendoah, Chips and Guac, Elvoreto, Magna Banitia, Navsland, A Salmon Named Harold, Jerzykowo, Republica Guilleana, Pytong, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Religioncord, Goblin Gang, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Venicea, Imperial Pieserged, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Kastonvia, Slyakanya, Odelinor, Normallandia, Strongwill, Nodnarb, Ellbonnia, Hewani, Nuronte, Climeria, Colfes, Blyskalia, Port Naga, Galbadiana, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Loungdako, Bharathvarsh, Feelonia, Moneyflows, The Republic of Free Peoples, Rinadia, Planes, Patrician, His Enduring Majesty, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Star Kingdom, The Flames of Legion, Folenz, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Maratabat, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Zemnaya Svoboda, Wapistan, Svenskan, Dangine, Questann, Lol2639, Travislavania, Siforpeo, Alexander the Magnus, Viviser, Cereskia, Figyjharli, Super Girl, Gendirt, Boston Castle, Uzbek Khan, Galaician Empire, Federal Republic of Genosha, TyGerria, Yoshikage Kira and Killer Queen, Centrialand, Ardenstania, Tameside, Katuda, BohemiaIV, Aidiarnia, Amadora Oeste, Canineia, Drash Mannistan, Gondwanaia, Rainengrad, Pinguioris, Expere Fiyans, Rising Sakura, Orogonia, Wellandy, Progressitalia, Democatic Donkeys, NationalPizza, Neavira, Hepek, Colonies of Free Temeria, Olszowka, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Nyock, Ergazomenoi, South Baba, Nordliches Stadt, New Celoveniortan, Stron Doshia, Fraystonia, Kitzgos, United Lokkia, Ardretia, C0RONA, Mingernland, Papahania, PlanetMercury, Earapperilnatopia, Vyata Temor, Russian Peoples Union, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, The Republic of Maltaland, Zabacuz, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, ForestMythal, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Herblestan, Chiho, Landfinia, Laurendon, Ocharckia, Samoreubia, Zaeli, Foulkes Island, Sant-Inorain, Hazarium, New Bedre, Gambierland, Cornwallis Bay, The Pleiads, Korean-Joseon, Hossian Prime, Jaxikistan, New Feltre, Tigris Imperium, Tyirza, The Cold Northern North, Atlunartemis, Liminyj, Northern Roman Republic, Inspiratus, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Keurig Machines, Harmonypine, Gimbuses, Vene Gra, Putinskaya, Judicier, Qurtuba, Comantem, Ibarkla, Deum Higle, Finchin, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Cartures, Brsil, United Republic of Free States, Grand Intergalactic Republic, Erisoria, -Slovania, Alorca, Tamlra, Verderiesdre, Confederacy of North America, Solphine, Sanavolea, Desvios, Kuldi, Testnation223, Central Drazil, Rockamaba, Zimmerdachen, Upper Libertatem, Bend Mai, Obelias, Andanavia, Irongirong, Joevala, Deseret-Moronia, West Papua states, Apscorren, Kevarese, Nuevo Polanco, USSRITWILLWORK, Communist Lukania, San Felipe, Randomcountryland, Vaste, Salish-Cascadia, Warnen, Marrvel, The Navy Blue, RetroBeaners, Trumpski, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Luctanhury, West Maninjau, Pakchi, Daerlan, Perikuresu, Tollonie, Kristiona, Konolas, Pizzerelia, Technocratic-european Countries, Circle Order, Wisconsota, High Albania, North Arkana, Nalver And, Belin Antenia, The Anarchist Far East, Vladmir Putin, Streidenberg, Starwell, My chest is flat, Federacionale, Kyruev, Shotokonia, Lordelles, Solcius, Healiopolis, The Papal Catholic States, Dacian Freelands, AmManies, AC Micronation Principality of Julian KG, Liberum Hibernia, The Vistula, Capablanca, Knowmare, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Just Vibin, Hirzan, Tyrantio land, Defense For The World Assembly, Eastern Valskovia, Zipties, North Unity, Duryanistan, Levoth, Muqatil, Gafflebag, KillerKahn, Xanatosi, HolyDoge, Bueszqostan, Garnet Liberty, New Michag, DIMAnism, Grieslhiem, Ekonia, Morgul, Seijitsu, Animu Place, The Union of Rwanda, AverageJoevlania, Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum, Rosuncommon, Dejure, Passionis, Soleha, Lazadonil, The Great Imperial Roman Empire, Kazuka, Laxoimia, Zocken, Sahbido, Xarrel, East Wushen, Karakalpak Republic, Arrivederci, Bywell, Tringapore, Pleasuretown, Cowbridge, Democratie, Palisede, Chadinton, Astra Planeti, Ramiru, The True Frog, Changjo, Aryan Homeland, Gabenia, Frieszia, Becaner, Democratic HomeLand, Kim Da-mi, Staurlanidgerumiegisordia, Allevania, Governor Tarkin, Estados Sanikistas Federales, Batatoland Empire, AVALOHIA, Mon Island, Jakit, Northern Hark Eis Supond, Aruvicion, BTProductions, New Avian, Solimun, LWAZI, Demonicarnation, Demo Troplenia, Visdenburg, Ethelinda, Arquan, Kristalmaan, Tamarvand, Neo Madras, Mardessa, Auromotu, Nagaur, and Ilmatil.

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