by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,270thMost Influential: 3,790thMost Secular: 4,678th
The Commonwealth of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
For the Mantis we pray
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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East Mantis

Population1.242 billion

CapitalThe Hive
LeaderBrain Bug Queen
FaithHive Mind


The Commonwealth of East Mantis is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Brain Bug Queen with an even hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.242 billion Mantisians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Hive. The average income tax rate is 45.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient East Mantisian economy, worth 141 trillion Bugs a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 114,263 Bugs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

One-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Mantis's national animal is the Mantis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hive Mind.

East Mantis is ranked 201,777th in the world and 6,775th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -7.35 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,270thTop
Most Influential: 3,790thMost Secular: 4,678thLargest Retail Industry: 7,072ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,896thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,081stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,663rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,577thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,896thHighest Drug Use: 17,533rdHighest Poor Incomes: 19,848thSmartest Citizens: 20,877thMost Developed: 21,773rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 22,548th
Most Secular: 147th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 207th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 230th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 289th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 354th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 391st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 412th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 431st in the regionMost Influential: 469th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 484th in the regionRudest Citizens: 529th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 639th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 654th in the regionMost Developed: 664th in the region

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