by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,015thLargest Mining Sector: 13,282ndMost Authoritarian: 13,491st
The Country of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The Brain
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population2.354 billion

LeaderThe Brain

AnimalXinistese cat

The Country of Xinisti is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Brain with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.354 billion Xinistese are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hecha. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Xinistese economy, worth 227 trillion Xeis a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 96,825 Xeis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands, civil servants are no longer allowed to cross their t's, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xinisti's national animal is the Xinistese cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is dead.

Xinisti is ranked 19,910th in the world and 561st in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 259.28 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,015thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 13,282ndMost Authoritarian: 13,491stHealthiest Citizens: 15,455thMost Patriotic: 16,404thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,910thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,367thLowest Crime Rates: 21,843rdMost Corrupt Governments: 23,588thLargest Welfare Programs: 24,323rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,207thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25,296th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 213th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 255th in the regionMost Patriotic: 373rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 471st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 478th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 532nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 552nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 560th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 561st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 602nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 608th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 612th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 653rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 743rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 756th in the regionLargest Governments: 756th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 779th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 793rd in the regionMost Developed: 806th in the regionBest Weather: 811th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 859th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 871st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 876th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 883rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 886th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 890th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 978th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 982nd in the regionMost Cultured: 1,001st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Xinisti, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Xinisti, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Xinisti, civil servants are no longer allowed to cross their t's.
  • : Xinisti was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Xinisti was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Xinisti's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
  • : Xinisti altered its national flag.
  • : Xinisti relocated from Osiris to The East Pacific.
  • : Xinisti was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Xinisti ceased to exist in The East Pacific.