by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,812thMost Influential: 6,378th
The Most Serene Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Population586 million

CapitalThe Hidey Hole


The Most Serene Republic of Youbetchyastan is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its lack of airports, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 586 million Youbetchyastanians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hidey Hole. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Youbetchyastanian economy, worth 29.6 trillion jacks 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 50,573 jacks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, pedal-powered removal vans are a popular Maxxmas gift for the children of separated parents, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, and solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Youbetchyastan's national animal is the crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Youbetchyastan is ranked 135,393rd in the world and 179th in Conch Kingdom for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -1 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,236thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,812thMost Influential: 6,378thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,522ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,852ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,195thTop
Nicest Citizens: 13,319thMost Pacifist: 15,406thMost Inclusive: 16,792ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,873rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,871stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,136thBest Weather: 23,407thHighest Food Quality: 23,761stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24,758thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,150thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25,621stSafest: 25,776th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 36th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 40th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 55th in the region

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