by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 78th Largest Publishing Industry: 119th Most Pacifist: 136th
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population17.065 billion

LeaderCaterina Nogson


The Republic of Testa is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Caterina Nogson with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.065 billion Testans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Noghaven. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Testan economy, worth a remarkable 4,754 trillion Groats a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 278,594 Groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission, and crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testa's national animal is the Mongoose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Testa is ranked 332nd in the world and 10th in 10000 Islands for Most Beautiful Environments, with 6,055.31 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Influential: 78thLargest Publishing Industry: 119thMost Pacifist: 136thMost Advanced Public Education: 150thMost Advanced Public Transport: 191stSmartest Citizens: 231stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 262ndSafest: 282ndMost Beautiful Environments: 332ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 341stMost Developed: 341stMost Compassionate Citizens: 375thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 376thLowest Crime Rates: 391stLeast Corrupt Governments: 401stLargest Governments: 404thLongest Average Lifespans: 406thHighest Poor Incomes: 412thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 413thMost Cultured: 463rdNicest Citizens: 469thMost Efficient Economies: 490thLargest Welfare Programs: 586thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 595thMost Rebellious Youth: 598thHealthiest Citizens: 681stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 893rdMost Inclusive: 901stBest Weather: 1,090thMost Secular: 1,493rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 1,626thMost Stationary: 1,654thHighest Average Incomes: 2,069thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,377thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,580thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,413thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,896thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,878thMost Income Equality: 6,108thLargest Populations: 7,292ndTop
Nudest: 11,650thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,944thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,927th
Largest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 47th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionLargest Populations: 76th in the regionNudest: 93rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 105th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Testa, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Testa was endorsed by The Constitutional Republic of Marxist Germany.
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports.
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case.
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, extreme political groups are outlawed.
  • : Testa was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Testa, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.


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