by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 386thMost Influential: 736thMost Secular: 4,135th
The Sudden End of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Vigil per noctem
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Final Horseman

Population17.632 billion

CapitalThe City
LeaderRed Ael

CurrencyAssembly Notes

The Sudden End of The Final Horseman is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Red Ael with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 17.632 billion Horsemen 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The a Horseman economy, worth 891 trillion Assembly Noteses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 50,535 Assembly Noteses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The deceased are buried mostly to hide them from state-sanctioned corpse-collectors, it is technically inaccurate to call the dead 'worm food', ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, and concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Final Horseman's national animal is the Horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Final Horseman is ranked 41,340th in the world and 236th in The Leftist Assembly for Lowest Crime Rates, with 73.49 law-abiding acts per hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 386thMost Influential: 736thTop
Most Secular: 4,135thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,388thBest Weather: 9,503rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,972ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,207thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,727thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,123rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,384thLargest Populations: 17,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,399thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,446thSmartest Citizens: 22,194thHighest Food Quality: 25,875thMost Inclusive: 26,112thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,677thHighest Economic Output: 28,589thHealthiest Citizens: 28,912th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 40th in the region

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