by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 64thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 92nd
The Sinking Islands of
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The Unified Missourtama States

Population6.363 billion

CapitalAra Ara


The Sinking Islands of The Unified Missourtama States is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by TUMS with an iron fist, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 6.363 billion Missourtaman are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ara Ara. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Missourtaman economy, worth a remarkable 1,151 trillion souls a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 181,033 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students learn how to disarm mines before understanding basic arithmetic, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins, and people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Unified Missourtama States's national animal is the fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Violetism.

The Unified Missourtama States is ranked 224,319th in the world and 1st in The Unified Missourtama States for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -6.47 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 64thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 72ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 92ndLargest Welfare Programs: 101stBest Weather: 178thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 217thMost Pacifist: 330thMost Developed: 334thLongest Average Lifespans: 364thMost Beautiful Environments: 404thMost Advanced Public Education: 482ndHealthiest Citizens: 504thLowest Crime Rates: 530thMost Secular: 575thMost Compassionate Citizens: 591stMost Inclusive: 710thHighest Average Tax Rates: 873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 897thNicest Citizens: 908thLargest Governments: 967thSafest: 1,121stHighest Food Quality: 1,486thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,853rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,894thMost Authoritarian: 2,442ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 2,909thMost Income Equality: 3,201stNudest: 3,888thSmartest Citizens: 4,046thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,939thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,012thMost Conservative: 9,004thHighest Average Incomes: 9,659thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,280thMost Efficient Economies: 11,225thTop
Highest Economic Output: 18,151stMost Extreme: 21,146th

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