by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 953rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,164th Least Corrupt Governments: 1,170th
The Commonwealth of
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Population6.691 billion

Leaderthe Chairman of the Commonwealth Council


The Commonwealth of Cairnben is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Chairman of the Commonwealth Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.691 billion Cairnbenians 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, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nubierth. The average income tax rate is 96.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Cairnbenian economy, worth 991 trillion bretzels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 148,217 bretzels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers, nothing gets the party jumping like the Chairman of the Commonwealth Council specifying how high, populations of two-headed hummingbirds have been found around recently-uncovered archaeological sites, and the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cairnben's national animal is the hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Cairnben is ranked 2,379th in the world and 131st in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 96.28 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 953rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,164thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,170thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,421stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,486thSafest: 1,584thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,690thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,877thBest Weather: 2,042ndLongest Average Lifespans: 2,175thMost Pacifist: 2,212thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,221stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,241stNicest Citizens: 2,349thMost Developed: 2,379thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,418thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,540thMost Inclusive: 2,757thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,298thHealthiest Citizens: 3,367thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,586thSmartest Citizens: 3,628thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,679thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,066thMost Efficient Economies: 4,104thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,200thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,557thLargest Governments: 4,798thMost Cultured: 5,100thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,291stLowest Crime Rates: 5,499thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,668thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,040thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,431stNudest: 7,953rdTop
Most Secular: 9,730thHighest Average Incomes: 12,887thMost Income Equality: 13,617thHighest Economic Output: 14,595thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,532nd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 54th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 64th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 65th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionTop
Safest: 91st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 119th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 124th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 125th in the regionBest Weather: 126th in the regionMost Developed: 131st in the regionMost Pacifist: 134th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 134th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionNicest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 147th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 153rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 163rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 181st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 186th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 211th in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 240th in the regionMost Cultured: 255th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 258th in the regionNudest: 260th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 279th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 327th in the regionMost Influential: 349th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 370th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 468th in the regionMost Secular: 510th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 613th in the regionLargest Populations: 644th in the regionMost Income Equality: 654th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 707th in the region

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