by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,902ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,313thMost Secular: 6,029th
The Soft Quacking Paradise of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
One who quacks the loudest goes the furthest!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Grand Pato

Population700 million



The Soft Quacking Paradise of Grand Pato is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and prohibition of alcohol. The compassionate, democratic population of 700 million Patoes 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, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sufutopolis. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patoan economy, worth 84.9 trillion quacks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 121,249 quacks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife. Crime is totally unknown. Grand Pato's national animal is the duckling, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Grand Pato is ranked 5,313th in the world and 152nd in The Communist Bloc for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 80.24 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,902ndTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,313thMost Secular: 6,029thMost Pacifist: 6,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,944thMost Inclusive: 8,706thNicest Citizens: 9,147thSafest: 9,429thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,570thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,012thMost Influential: 11,124thHighest Food Quality: 11,225thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,666thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,057thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,267thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 13,145thHealthiest Citizens: 13,158thMost Developed: 13,893rdMost Rebellious Youth: 14,009thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,245thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,615thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,838thMost Cultured: 15,101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,840thSmartest Citizens: 17,012thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,860thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,257thMost Politically Free: 18,916thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,457thBest Weather: 19,756thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,199thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,303rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,235thMost Efficient Economies: 22,594thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,392ndHighest Average Incomes: 23,834thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,251st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Politically Free: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 40th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 73rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 105th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 116th in the regionMost Secular: 127th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 127th in the regionMost Pacifist: 134th in the region

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