by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,647thMost Influential: 1,998thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,579th
The Socialist Union of
Left-wing Utopia
To each according to his needs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Wretched of this Earth

Population2.884 billion

CapitalThe Commune of Marxigrad
LeaderThe People

CurrencyPopular Dollar

The Socialist Union of The Wretched of this Earth is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The People with a fair hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.884 billion Wretched of this Earthians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Commune of Marxigrad. The average income tax rate is 91.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Wretched of this Earthian economy, worth 258 trillion Popular Dollars 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 Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Tourism. Average income is 89,567 Popular Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The People's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, multiple polls have christened the newly-formed Filibuster Committee as "the least efficient government bureaucracy", and rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Popular Dollars of property damage. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Wretched of this Earth's national animal is the Bee, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Marxism.

The Wretched of this Earth is ranked 228,958th in the world and 1,282nd in Europe for Most Armed, with 0.13 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,647thMost Influential: 1,998thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,579thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,956thSafest: 3,325thMost Pacifist: 3,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,520thBest Weather: 3,524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,994thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,664thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,695thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,820thNicest Citizens: 5,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,415thMost Inclusive: 5,665thHighest Food Quality: 6,744thHealthiest Citizens: 6,958thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,014thMost Secular: 7,267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,579thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,750thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,111thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,400thMost Cultured: 11,529thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,566thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,892ndLowest Crime Rates: 13,817thLargest Governments: 14,687thSmartest Citizens: 15,127thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,697thMost Cheerful Citizens: 21,807thMost Income Equality: 22,588th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 37th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 51st in the regionSafest: 57th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 58th in the regionMost Pacifist: 63rd in the regionBest Weather: 67th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 89th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 100th in the regionNicest Citizens: 101st in the regionMost Secular: 106th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 109th in the regionMost Inclusive: 111th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 122nd in the regionNudest: 131st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 131st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 134th in the region

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