by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101stMost Influential: 254thMost Valuable International Artwork: 683rd
The Cybernetic Utopia of
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Steampunk Ariel

Population4.971 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 notable for its rum-swilling pirates, soft-spoken computers, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.971 billion Cybernetic Mermaids enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal 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 72.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic economy, worth 596 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 120,014 seashells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians have to be granted day-release from prison to speak on bills, aeroplane cockpits no longer have altimeters or airspeed indicators, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, and students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas. 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 216,040th in the world and 8,081st in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -297.27 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101stMost Influential: 254thMost Valuable International Artwork: 683rdTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 3,738thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,617thMost Cultured: 7,307thLargest Retail Industry: 7,604thMost Pacifist: 8,049thNicest Citizens: 8,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,240thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,666thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,904thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,965thMost Devout: 10,320thHighest Food Quality: 10,773rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,739thMost Inclusive: 12,363rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,491stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,829thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,282ndMost Developed: 14,917thHighest Drug Use: 14,948thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,981stBest Weather: 15,175thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,354thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,655thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,368thLargest Black Market: 17,323rdSmartest Citizens: 17,443rdLargest Publishing Industry: 22,154thMost Stationary: 23,065th
Most Influential: 72nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 74th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 89th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 147th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 254th in the regionMost Cultured: 375th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 396th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 408th in the regionMost Devout: 429th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 470th in the regionMost Pacifist: 478th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 544th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 564th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 566th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 605th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 633rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 662nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 676th in the regionLargest Black Market: 681st in the regionNudest: 703rd in the regionMost Stationary: 704th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 723rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 734th in the regionMost Inclusive: 743rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 766th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 796th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 819th in the regionRudest Citizens: 823rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 838th in the regionBest Weather: 851st in the regionMost Developed: 857th in the region

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