by Max Barry

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McMasterdonia was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 151
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1stMost Influential: 83rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 186th
The Be Best of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Continuity with change!
The Queen Mother
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.398 billion

LeaderThe Queen Mother

AnimalMcMasterdonian Lion

The Be Best of McMasterdonia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Queen Mother with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, conspicuous electricity pylons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 16.398 billion McMasterdonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Intelligentsia. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient McMasterdonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,595 trillion Livres a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 158,278 Livres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Children seem to be getting better at lying these days, city workers have declared that rolling markets aren't good for business after all, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", and lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. McMasterdonia's national animal is the McMasterdonian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

McMasterdonia is ranked 29,570th in the world and 809th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 523.8887966554 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1stMost Influential: 83rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 186thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,894thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,958thHealthiest Citizens: 3,290thMost Cultured: 3,471stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,348thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,765thHighest Economic Output: 4,835thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,728thBest Weather: 6,648thMost Developed: 6,923rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,048thSmartest Citizens: 7,378thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,603rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,984thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,233rdHighest Poor Incomes: 8,323rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,579thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,087thLargest Populations: 9,164thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 9,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,813thHighest Drug Use: 11,470thHighest Average Incomes: 11,544thMost Secular: 11,673rdLargest Governments: 12,451stMost Inclusive: 12,906thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,938thLowest Crime Rates: 14,901stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,077thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,335thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,078thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,258thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,418th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 35th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 103rd in the regionLargest Populations: 120th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 129th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 134th in the regionMost Cultured: 165th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 188th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 213th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 244th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 247th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 257th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 317th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 321st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 336th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 344th in the regionBest Weather: 359th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 368th in the regionMost Developed: 405th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 417th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 424th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 434th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 445th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 496th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 552nd in the regionLargest Governments: 585th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 612th in the regionMost Secular: 615th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 661st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 709th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 719th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 728th in the regionMost Inclusive: 735th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 776th in the regionMost Stationary: 809th in the region

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