by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 653rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,964thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,405th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Freedom, Equality, Justice
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population12.058 billion

CapitalDurlia Metropolis
Leaderthe Prime Minister


The Republic of Durlia is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Prime Minister with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.058 billion Durlians 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 large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durlia Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Durlian economy, worth a remarkable 1,835 trillion pounds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 152,242 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students abandon classrooms for online education, no one born in Durlia can fix a leaky faucet, the people of Durlia are renowned for their nihilistic attitudes, and intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works. Crime is totally unknown. Durlia's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Durlia is ranked 214,560th in the world and 1,143rd in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.4 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 653rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,964thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,405thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,466thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,975thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,189thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,528thMost Cultured: 3,528thBest Weather: 3,532ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,186thMost Developed: 4,396thSmartest Citizens: 4,594thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,731stNicest Citizens: 5,059thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,133rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,152ndMost Inclusive: 5,275thHealthiest Citizens: 5,568thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,107thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,237thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,389thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,729thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,719thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,832ndMost Pacifist: 8,106thMost Efficient Economies: 8,301stMost Stationary: 8,587thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,117thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,183rdHighest Economic Output: 9,307thLargest Governments: 9,535thNudest: 10,109thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,273rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,704thSafest: 14,686thMost Politically Free: 15,564thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,786thMost Secular: 17,445thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,498thLowest Crime Rates: 21,952ndHighest Drug Use: 23,788th
Most Politically Free: 13th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 35th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionNudest: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 65th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 68th in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 77th in the regionLargest Populations: 78th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 78th in the regionMost Extreme: 81st in the regionMost Developed: 87th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 89th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 91st in the regionMost Inclusive: 94th in the regionNicest Citizens: 94th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 97th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 102nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 102nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 103rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Influential: 108th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 109th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 128th in the region

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