by Max Barry

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Most Devout: 2,385thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,469thBest Weather: 3,738th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Mind the government and her laws and you will live long
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population5.603 billion

LeaderFelixson Emil
FaithNorthern Orthodoxy


The Kingdom of Estingberg is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Felixson Emil with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, devout population of 5.603 billion Estings love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Volonia. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Estingbergian economy, worth 933 trillion Gunineas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 166,630 Gunineas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Estingbergian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", children seem to be getting better at lying these days, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, and the entire entry for Estingberg in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Estingberg's national animal is the Feline, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Northern Orthodoxy.

Estingberg is ranked 204,211th in the world and 1,034th in Europeia for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -19.44 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Devout: 2,385thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,469thBest Weather: 3,738thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,824thMost Cultured: 4,255thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,260thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,497thMost Influential: 4,588thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,858thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,952ndSafest: 5,040thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,186thMost Developed: 5,916thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,217thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,292ndHealthiest Citizens: 6,298thSmartest Citizens: 6,414thMost Armed: 7,161stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,322ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,833rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,523rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,304thLargest Governments: 9,375thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,939thHighest Average Incomes: 10,243rdTop
Rudest Citizens: 10,960thLowest Crime Rates: 11,955thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,222ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,889thMost Efficient Economies: 17,512thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,842ndHighest Economic Output: 18,207thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,445th
Most Devout: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 29th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 50th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 52nd in the regionTop
Best Weather: 56th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionSafest: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 61st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 72nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 76th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 84th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 91st in the regionMost Developed: 91st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 99th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 99th in the region

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