by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,497thMost Pacifist: 6,596thMost Influential: 8,520th
The Commonwealth of
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An Experiment worth Conducting
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A Country Run by Scientists

Population386 million

CapitalNew Zagreb


The Commonwealth of A Country Run by Scientists is a huge, genial nation, notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 386 million Scientists 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Zagreb. The average income tax rate is 66.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Scientistian economy, worth 20.8 trillion Theories a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 53,790 Theories, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

A Country Run by Scientists has designated New Zagreb as its capital city, environmental legislation occurs cyclically, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, and much of A Country Run by Scientists's computer network is controlled by a rampant artificial intelligence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Country Run by Scientists's national animal is the Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

A Country Run by Scientists is ranked 28,760th in the world and 425th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 75.14 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,497thMost Pacifist: 6,596thMost Influential: 8,520thSafest: 9,752ndTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,459thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,651stNicest Citizens: 16,255thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,512thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,383rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 134th in the regionMost Pacifist: 136th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionSafest: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 182nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 213th in the region

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