by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,173rdMost Influential: 1,671stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,043rd
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Emperor Harry Norton II
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New Goldman

Population1.668 billion

LeaderEmperor Harry Norton II
FaithThe Cult of Norton

CurrencyGoldman Dollar

The Grand Empire of New Goldman is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Emperor Harry Norton II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.668 billion Goldmanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Varyag. The average income tax rate is 82.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Goldmanian economy, worth 235 trillion Goldman Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 141,402 Goldman Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, economists confusingly list "fusarium rot and leaf blight" as major risk factors for monetary deflation, and anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Goldman's national animal is the Bison, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of Norton.

New Goldman is ranked 175,623rd in the world and 5,937th in the South Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 778.26 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,173rdMost Influential: 1,671stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,043rdLargest Welfare Programs: 4,376thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,395thMost Efficient Economies: 5,448thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,469thNicest Citizens: 7,512thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,210thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,105thMost Inclusive: 10,283rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,049thMost Armed: 11,505thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,600thRudest Citizens: 11,728thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,805thTop
Largest Governments: 13,235thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,751stMost Developed: 14,982ndHighest Drug Use: 15,033rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,272ndMost Cultured: 15,453rdMost Advanced Public Education: 15,573rdLargest Black Market: 16,067thHighest Average Incomes: 16,268thSmartest Citizens: 16,709thMost Secular: 17,207thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,112thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,432ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,539thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,569thMost Politically Free: 21,468thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,330thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,769th
Highest Drug Use: 124th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 136th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 142nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 167th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 213th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 215th in the regionNicest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Armed: 277th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 303rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 303rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 336th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 342nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 345th in the regionRudest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 376th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 378th in the regionLargest Governments: 382nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 398th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 444th in the regionMost Developed: 450th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 490th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 497th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 504th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 506th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 514th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 538th in the regionLargest Black Market: 567th in the regionMost Secular: 594th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 656th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 684th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 718th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 761st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 761st in the region

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