by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 1,133rd Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,291st Nicest Citizens: 1,309th
The Commonwealth of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Liberum in pace
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.681 billion

LeaderLuke Carlton
FaithRoman Catholicism


The Commonwealth of Reftaria is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Luke Carlton with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 4.681 billion Reftarians 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 prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jacobs. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Reftarian economy, worth 763 trillion reftens a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 163,177 reftens, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs, the news is showing footage of Luke Carlton bullying an old man to the point of tears, and turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'. Crime is totally unknown. Reftaria's national animal is the osprey, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Reftaria is ranked 2,862nd in the world and 302nd in The East Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 50 Valid Endorsements.

Most Inclusive: 1,133rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,291stNicest Citizens: 1,309thTop
Most Pacifist: 1,703rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,795thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,855thMost Devout: 2,064thBest Weather: 2,363rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,563rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,590thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,862ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,974thMost Cultured: 2,979thMost Influential: 3,190thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,557thLargest Retail Industry: 5,277thMost Developed: 5,378thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,728thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,189thSmartest Citizens: 6,465thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,741stLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,964thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,980thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,625thSafest: 9,510thHighest Average Incomes: 10,019thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,787thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,847thLargest Governments: 12,723rdNudest: 13,321stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,032ndMost Efficient Economies: 15,379thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,586thHealthiest Citizens: 16,684thLowest Crime Rates: 16,738th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Inclusive: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionNicest Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Devout: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 47th in the regionMost Pacifist: 49th in the regionMost Cultured: 67th in the regionBest Weather: 69th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 76th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 93rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 108th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 115th in the regionMost Developed: 149th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 169th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 211th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 226th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 231st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 241st in the regionNudest: 243rd in the regionMost Influential: 254th in the regionSafest: 295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 297th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 302nd in the regionLargest Governments: 311th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 379th in the regionLargest Populations: 425th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 460th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 469th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 481st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 509th in the regionMost Stationary: 511th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 524th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 596th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 610th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Reftaria was endorsed by The Great and Mighty Ego of Ramaeus.
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the news is showing footage of Luke Carlton bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, you can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs.
  • : Reftaria was endorsed by The Colony of Eastie.
  • : Reftaria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Reftaria was endorsed by The Acting Overseeing Officer of Feu de Glace.
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the new cheese tax is colloquially known as "wheel welfare".
  • : Following new legislation in Reftaria, the new intercity submarine SSN Osprey Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.


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