by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 525thMost Pacifist: 1,645thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,656th
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Population5.709 billion

LeaderEmperor Tarys XIII


The Empire of Altanys is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Tarys XIII with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.709 billion Altanysians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Areseia. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Altanysian economy, worth 961 trillion drachmas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 168,474 drachmas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Altanysian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, kindergartners' favourite dance move is the stop-drop-and-roll, and children are disappointed to learn that cavemen never had a yabba-dabba-doo time riding dinosaurs to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Altanys's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Altanys is ranked 219,886th in the world and 1,197th in Europe for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -7.75 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Influential: 525thMost Pacifist: 1,645thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,656thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,736thNicest Citizens: 1,774thSafest: 2,086thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,313thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,517thMost Inclusive: 2,560thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,590thBest Weather: 2,600thHealthiest Citizens: 2,630thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,849thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,016thMost Developed: 3,141stLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,167thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,591stLowest Crime Rates: 3,811thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,876thLargest Governments: 3,899thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,927thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,957thSmartest Citizens: 4,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,399thMost Efficient Economies: 4,413thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,481stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,558thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,626thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,745thMost Secular: 4,879thMost Cultured: 5,399thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,622ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,761stTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,733rdHighest Economic Output: 19,316thMost Stationary: 20,151stMost Income Equality: 20,916th
Largest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 40th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 46th in the regionMost Inclusive: 47th in the regionBest Weather: 48th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 50th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 54th in the regionLargest Governments: 55th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 62nd in the regionMost Developed: 62nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 65th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 73rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 73rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 75th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 80th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 99th in the regionMost Cultured: 101st in the regionMost Income Equality: 106th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 129th in the region

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