by Max Barry

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,811thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,164thHealthiest Citizens: 2,850th
The Democratic Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Government by the people, sometimes even for the people
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.7 billion



The Democratic Republic of TBA is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by KMB with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and daily referendums. The hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.7 billion Announcians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tobeannouncopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Announcian economy, worth a remarkable 2,640 trillion PDES a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 158,105 PDES, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Solid-gold toilets are Announcian prisons' least expensive furnishings, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, and there's a bright dawn ahead for TBA. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TBA's national animal is the Zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

TBA is ranked 100,148th in the world and 386th in Europeia for Most Pro-Market, scoring 48.33 on the Rand Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 1,811thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,164thHealthiest Citizens: 2,850thLargest Black Market: 3,294thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,068thLargest Retail Industry: 4,334thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,829thHighest Economic Output: 5,127thMost Cultured: 5,247thBest Weather: 6,090thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,874thMost Developed: 7,482ndSmartest Citizens: 8,225thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,706thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,386thMost Inclusive: 9,921stLargest Populations: 10,056thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 10,343rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,563rdLargest Welfare Programs: 10,828thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,021stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,030thHighest Average Incomes: 11,848thMost Pacifist: 12,756thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,307thLargest Governments: 13,653rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,668thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,737thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,754thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,873rdMost Subsidized Industry: 15,012thMost Secular: 15,774thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,025th
Largest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 33rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionLargest Populations: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 66th in the regionMost Cultured: 75th in the regionBest Weather: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 84th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 93rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Developed: 107th in the region

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