by Max Barry

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,348thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,673rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,818th
The Marxist People's Republic of
Democratic Socialists
The compass always points to Terrapinne
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.833 billion

CapitalTerrapinne Station
LeaderSaint Stephen


The Marxist People's Republic of Terrapinne is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Saint Stephen with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.833 billion Terrapinnes are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terrapinne Station. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The thriving Terrapinne economy, worth 171 trillion Blizkits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is 93,327 Blizkits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, Tom and Jerry cartoons have cat and mouse resolving their problems with reasoned discussion, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas, and white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Terrapinne's national animal is the Polecat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Terrapinne is ranked 83,297th in the world and 307th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Economic Output, with 171 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,348thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,673rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,818thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,968thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,060thBest Weather: 3,140thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,698thMost Influential: 4,094thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,449thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,449thNicest Citizens: 4,467thMost Inclusive: 4,655thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,450thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,513thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,964thHealthiest Citizens: 5,979thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,122ndSafest: 8,395thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,016thLowest Crime Rates: 9,405thMost Armed: 9,817thLargest Governments: 10,278thMost Secular: 10,526thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,393rdSmartest Citizens: 12,728thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,155thMost Cultured: 18,434th
Most Armed: 33rd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 49th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionMost Influential: 80th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 92nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 93rd in the region

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