by Max Barry

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Wrapper was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 243
Most Advanced Public Education: 132ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 211th
The Puddle Jumping Wads of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Paradise is just a wormhole away.
BC-304 Captain
Civil Rights
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Population19.423 billion

CapitalWormhole City
LeaderPresident Wad Sam Attah

Currencychewing gum
Animalslack-jawed jumping bean

The Puddle Jumping Wads of Wrapper is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President Wad Sam Attah with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, sprawling nuclear power plants, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cheerful population of 19.423 billion Wads have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wormhole City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Wrapperian economy, worth a remarkable 4,018 trillion chewing gums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 206,909 chewing gums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction, and rumor has it that President Wad Sam Attah has won three lotteries in a row. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wrapper's national animal is the slack-jawed jumping bean, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Wrapper is ranked 219,492nd in the world and 71st in Stargate for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.67 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Advanced Public Education: 132ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 133rdLargest Welfare Programs: 211thMost Pacifist: 214thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 237thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 362ndMost Beautiful Environments: 419thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 481stNicest Citizens: 490thBest Weather: 503rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 516thMost Advanced Public Transport: 532ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 634thLowest Crime Rates: 675thMost Developed: 695thLongest Average Lifespans: 767thMost Cheerful Citizens: 782ndHighest Food Quality: 887thHealthiest Citizens: 916thMost Cultured: 920thLargest Governments: 938thSmartest Citizens: 946thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 988thSafest: 1,186thMost Inclusive: 1,354thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,648thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,467thHighest Economic Output: 3,651stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,039thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,819thMost Influential: 6,112thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,716thHighest Average Incomes: 6,764thMost Efficient Economies: 6,817thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,350thMost Secular: 10,197thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,815thLargest Populations: 11,433rdTop
Most Stationary: 13,607th
Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the region

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