by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 187th Most Scientifically Advanced: 423rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,061st
The Concordant Stratum of
Left-wing Utopia
All of us are a key
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Cypher Nine

Population3.844 billion

CapitalCypher One - Administrative Block
LeaderCouncil Chairman Cypher One


The Concordant Stratum of The Cypher Nine is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Council Chairman Cypher One with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 3.844 billion Cypherians 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 medium-sized, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cypher One - Administrative Block. The average income tax rate is 95.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Cypher Ninean economy, worth 762 trillion Polyglots a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is an impressive 198,303 Polyglots, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is mandatory to learn evolution in schools, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and Cypher Ninean tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation. Crime is totally unknown. The Cypher Nine's national animal is the Raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Cypher Nine is ranked 3,771st in the world and 61st in Forest for Most Inclusive, scoring 244.01 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 187thMost Scientifically Advanced: 423rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,061stMost Developed: 1,231stSmartest Citizens: 1,273rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,446thHealthiest Citizens: 1,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,675thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,684thTop
Most Pacifist: 1,803rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,815thBest Weather: 1,898thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,059thSafest: 2,071stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,075thMost Influential: 2,237thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,010thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,027thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,091stLowest Crime Rates: 3,403rdMost Inclusive: 3,771stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,783rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,195thLargest Governments: 4,242ndRudest Citizens: 5,118thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,374thHighest Average Incomes: 5,785thMost Secular: 6,143rdNicest Citizens: 6,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,335thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,497thMost Efficient Economies: 8,429thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 10,650thMost Income Equality: 12,484thMost Cultured: 14,545thHighest Drug Use: 16,648th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionRudest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionSafest: 31st in the region

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