by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 572nd Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 779th Safest: 1,135th
The Cheese Obsessed Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Demokraci Tuu Kaska Nahri Pivo!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population10.975 billion

LeaderSekro Vokyora

CurrencyStora L'Kun

The Cheese Obsessed Republic of Storalia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sekro Vokyora with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.975 billion Storalians 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Storalisburg. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Storalian economy, worth a remarkable 1,874 trillion Stora L'Kuns a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 170,763 Stora L'Kuns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Much of Storalia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Dragon sacrifices, and airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Storalia's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Storalia is ranked 167,974th in the world and 233rd in The Western Isles for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -698.85 on the Hayek Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 572ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 779thSafest: 1,135thBest Weather: 1,185thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,196thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,199thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,327thHighest Drug Use: 1,436thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,469thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,478thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,499thNicest Citizens: 1,631stTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,715thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,908thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,917thMost Developed: 1,917thMost Pacifist: 1,939thHealthiest Citizens: 2,178thLargest Governments: 2,294thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,311thMost Cultured: 2,316thMost Inclusive: 3,023rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,135thMost Efficient Economies: 3,352ndSmartest Citizens: 3,392ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,452ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,566thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,104thMost Influential: 4,336thLowest Crime Rates: 5,252ndMost Politically Free: 6,314thHighest Economic Output: 6,536thNudest: 6,645thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,669thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,607thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 9,090thMost Extreme: 10,725thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,285thRudest Citizens: 12,616thMost Secular: 15,189th
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionTop
Safest: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Storalia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Storalia, airplanes have giant grilles on their noses to knock drones out of their path.
  • : Storalia's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Hatchling" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Storalia, a surprising number of police officers have been arrested for Dragon sacrifices.
  • : Following new legislation in Storalia, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation.
  • : Following new legislation in Storalia, much of Storalia's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence.
  • : Storalia lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
  • : Storalia altered its national flag.
  • : Storalia relocated from Lazarus to The Western Isles.
  • : Storalia was refounded in Lazarus.


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