by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 229thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,368thMost Pacifist: 2,954th
The Omnipresent Baby of Doom of
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Population3.785 billion

LeaderFictional Ken Burns
FaithThe Big Book Of Questions


The Omnipresent Baby of Doom of Varanius is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Fictional Ken Burns with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.785 billion Newborns are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zygotia. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Varanian economy, worth 474 trillion Octopies 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 125,469 Octopies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cars have been banned, hammer and sickle-wielding space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on, divorce is illegal, and bored politicians often entertain themselves with games of Simon during important votes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Varanius's national animal is the Newborn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Big Book Of Questions.

Varanius is ranked 19,493rd in the world and 303rd in the West Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 5,382.61 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 229thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,368thMost Pacifist: 2,954thSafest: 3,327thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,421stMost Inclusive: 3,442ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,517thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,898thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,039thNicest Citizens: 4,215thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,226thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,316thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,833rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,223rdMost Developed: 5,363rdLongest Average Lifespans: 5,594thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,685thBest Weather: 5,879thHighest Food Quality: 6,120thHealthiest Citizens: 6,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,956thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,150thLowest Crime Rates: 7,356thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,445thSmartest Citizens: 7,484thLargest Governments: 7,907thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,707thMost Secular: 9,313thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,938thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,101stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 14,237thMost Cultured: 17,417thMost Efficient Economies: 17,838thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,493rdMost Income Equality: 21,273rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,532nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 44th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionTop
Safest: 65th in the regionMost Pacifist: 65th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionMost Inclusive: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 94th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 97th in the regionNicest Citizens: 99th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 115th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the regionMost Developed: 128th in the regionBest Weather: 131st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 139th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 145th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 152nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 155th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 157th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 169th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 195th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Secular: 208th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 225th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 235th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 303rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 327th in the regionMost Cultured: 363rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 406th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 442nd in the regionNudest: 495th in the region

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