by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,846thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,773rdMost Influential: 6,975th
The Nobody of
Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population2.276 billion



The Nobody of Tungstan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Paige with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, soft-spoken computers, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate population of 2.276 billion Paiges are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanctuary. The average income tax rate is 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Paige economy, worth 292 trillion rats 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 128,495 rats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Trains and passengers alike are often late, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tungstan's national animal is the rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tungstan is ranked 115,439th in the world and 2,521st in the Rejected Realms for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 8,560.98 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,846thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,773rdMost Influential: 6,975thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,988thMost Inclusive: 8,721stMost Developed: 9,653rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,843rdBest Weather: 10,396thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,671stHighest Poor Incomes: 10,983rdHealthiest Citizens: 11,557thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,745thHighest Food Quality: 11,816thSmartest Citizens: 11,925thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,179thMost Income Equality: 12,586thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,921stTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 14,502ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,584thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,627thLargest Governments: 19,014thSafest: 19,171stMost Secular: 20,317thNicest Citizens: 20,338thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,432ndLowest Crime Rates: 20,711thMost Pacifist: 24,413thLargest Welfare Programs: 25,214thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,297thMost Subsidized Industry: 26,483rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,290thMost Patriotic: 27,493rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 149th in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionMost Inclusive: 190th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 192nd in the regionMost Developed: 226th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 231st in the regionBest Weather: 250th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 260th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 265th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 274th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 293rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 293rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 317th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 319th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 322nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 331st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 376th in the regionNicest Citizens: 411th in the regionLargest Governments: 417th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 422nd in the regionSafest: 424th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 481st in the regionMost Secular: 501st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 579th in the regionMost Pacifist: 587th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 593rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 636th in the region

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