by Max Barry

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Highest Drug Use: 204thLargest Welfare Programs: 949thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,756th
The Federal Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Freeing ourselves and our people!
The People's Board
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.888 billion

LeaderThe People's Board

CurrencyWalarkian Dollar
AnimalWalarkian Phusotamus

The Federal Republic of Walark is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The People's Board with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, free-roaming dinosaurs, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.888 billion Walarkians 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 — prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sanloria. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Walarkian economy, worth 312 trillion Walarkian Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Information Technology and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 108,279 Walarkian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, referenda are held for every conceivable government action, one tree's worth of paperwork accompanies each imported log of timber, and coat closets are being re-branded as bedrooms. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Walark's national animal is the Walarkian Phusotamus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Walark is ranked 3,714th in the world and 12th in Anarchy for Nicest Citizens, with 54.08 average smiles per day.

Highest Drug Use: 204thLargest Welfare Programs: 949thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,756thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,935thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,072ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,499thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,736thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,748thTop
Highest Crime Rates: 3,018thFattest Citizens: 3,248thMost Inclusive: 3,545thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,608thNicest Citizens: 3,714thRudest Citizens: 4,925thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,983rdBest Weather: 5,520thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,654thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,957thHighest Food Quality: 7,330thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,767thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,857thMost Pacifist: 12,447thTop
Most Cultured: 15,519thLargest Governments: 15,980thNudest: 16,160thMost Armed: 18,264thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,969thMost Secular: 20,745thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,287thLargest Black Market: 22,758thSmartest Citizens: 24,805thMost Politically Free: 26,198thMost Income Equality: 27,453rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Guthrie, YoriZ, and Baltic Peoples.