by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 453rdMost Advanced Public Education: 982nd
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
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Political Freedom

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Population18.144 billion

LeaderLuca Aeris
FaithThe Church of the Void


The Free Land of TorNaGul is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Luca Aeris with an even hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 18.144 billion TorNaGulians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Libria. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient TorNaGulian economy, worth a remarkable 3,489 trillion yeasts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 192,313 yeasts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, high school bands practice by moonlight, and the military conducts 'training exercises' in prisons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TorNaGul's national animal is the blub, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Church of the Void.

TorNaGul is ranked 42,197th in the world and 1,012th in the Rejected Realms for Rudest Citizens, with 74.43 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Black Market: 416thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 453rdMost Advanced Public Education: 982ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,021stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,149thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,363rdMost Secular: 1,899thMost Developed: 2,183rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,189thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 2,275thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,292ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,786thMost Cultured: 3,077thSmartest Citizens: 3,105thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,386thHighest Economic Output: 3,391stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,013thMost Influential: 5,528thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,850thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,289thHighest Average Incomes: 7,023rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,248thLargest Populations: 8,287thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,007thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,406thMost Armed: 10,117thLargest Governments: 10,156thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,193rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,321stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,079thMost Inclusive: 16,194th
Largest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionMost Influential: 73rd in the regionMost Cultured: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 84th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 90th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 97th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 126th in the regionLargest Populations: 137th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 148th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 163rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 174th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 191st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 193rd in the regionLargest Governments: 233rd in the regionMost Armed: 296th in the regionMost Inclusive: 299th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 301st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 386th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 427th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 437th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 488th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 507th in the region

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