by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,245thMost Influential: 7,504thMost Income Equality: 16,322nd
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Soup is good food
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population233 million


The Republic of Podunkia is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 233 million Podunkians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 62.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Podunkian economy, worth 14.6 trillion onions a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is 62,687 onions, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing, and protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Podunkia's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Podunkia is ranked 157,537th in the world and 5,286th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -1.67 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,245thTop
Most Influential: 7,504thTop
Most Income Equality: 16,322ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,447thNicest Citizens: 18,365thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,458thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,336thMost Inclusive: 22,281stLargest Publishing Industry: 22,285th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 406th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 607th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 619th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 648th in the regionMost Influential: 662nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 664th in the regionNicest Citizens: 671st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 695th in the regionNudest: 696th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 758th in the regionMost Inclusive: 797th in the region

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