by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,665thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,545th
The Lost Island of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Before time itself
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.557 billion

CapitalThe Great City


The Lost Island of Thakia is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its national health service, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, devout population of 5.557 billion Oai have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Great City. The average income tax rate is 86.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oai economy, worth 734 trillion Graios a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,198 Graios, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The Oai Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, fruit vendors are encouraging a life of crime in their advertising, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thakia's national animal is the Ankhazios, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Thakia is ranked 69,974th in the world and 18th in The United Islands of the Atlantic for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 194,661 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,665thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,666thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,545thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,185thMost Cultured: 8,517thLowest Crime Rates: 9,181stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,366thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,816thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,620thMost Devout: 11,916thLargest Governments: 12,117thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,797thTop
Most Developed: 13,735thHealthiest Citizens: 14,121stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,620thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,662ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,757thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,024thHighest Food Quality: 16,349thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,227thMost Efficient Economies: 18,121stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,556thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,769thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,289thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,856thHighest Average Incomes: 20,896thSmartest Citizens: 21,441stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25,900thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,904th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the region

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