by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,144thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,587thMost Influential: 3,629th
The Liberal Paradise of
Left-Leaning College State
Gens una, unus es
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Fortem

Population1.998 billion

LeaderJay Coleman
FaithVarious religions


The Liberal Paradise of The Fortem is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Jay Coleman with an even hand, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, absence of drug laws, and compulsory gun ownership. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 1.998 billion Fortemians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cradlion. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fortemian economy, worth 213 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,013 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's more vermin than ever on the metro, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews, Jay Coleman can often be seen hanging around playgrounds chatting with the kids, and government statisticians explain census inaccuracies by declaring that "Sith happens". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Fortem's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Various religions.

The Fortem is ranked 9,398th in the world and 163rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,027.06 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,144thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,587thMost Influential: 3,629thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,171stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,624thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,882ndNicest Citizens: 6,016thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,607thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,697thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,611thMost Inclusive: 7,959thHighest Food Quality: 8,431stMost Cultured: 9,365thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,398thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,973rdMost Armed: 11,012thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,582ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,798thMost Developed: 12,923rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,030thHealthiest Citizens: 13,538thBest Weather: 13,878thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,697thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,120thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,387thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,136thSmartest Citizens: 17,353rdLowest Crime Rates: 17,539thMost Devout: 18,985thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,439thLargest Governments: 19,653rd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 21st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 71st in the regionMost Armed: 83rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 86th in the region

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