by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 164th Most Scientifically Advanced: 391st Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 994th
The Concordant Stratum of
Left-wing Utopia
All of us are a key
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Cypher Nine

Population3.261 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 renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 3.261 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 646 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 198,249 Polyglots, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point, and newly synthesized elements' half-lives are a million times shorter than the time it takes to say their names. 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 1,488th in the world and 22nd in Forest for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 20,805.63 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 164thMost Scientifically Advanced: 391stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 994thMost Developed: 1,189thSmartest Citizens: 1,232ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,488thHealthiest Citizens: 1,545thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,648thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,652ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 1,797thMost Pacifist: 1,823rdBest Weather: 1,915thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,038thSafest: 2,088thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,212thMost Influential: 2,359thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,105thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,156thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,172ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,447thMost Inclusive: 3,690thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,908thLargest Governments: 4,274thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,306thRudest Citizens: 4,472ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,669thHighest Average Incomes: 5,681stMost Secular: 5,985thNicest Citizens: 6,619thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,676thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,804thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,722ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,575thMost Income Equality: 13,765thMost Cultured: 14,934thHighest Drug Use: 16,642nd
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionSafest: 26th in the regionMost Developed: 26th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionMost Pacifist: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the region

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