by Max Barry

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Roavin was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 347
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,654thSafest: 5,446th
The Horseman of the Apocalypse of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Reinventing the Wheel over and over again
Jonathan Relean
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population10.923 billion

LeaderJonathan Relean

AnimalLeft-Handed Chicken

The Horseman of the Apocalypse of Roavin is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Jonathan Relean with an even hand, and remarkable for its absence of drug laws, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.923 billion Roavinians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Namartis. The average income tax rate is 81.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Roavinian economy, worth 968 trillion Johtirs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 88,685 Johtirs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here", grinding bureaucracy has the international wheels of justice turning slowly, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, and the slowest students feel vaguely targeted by their Mendelian Inheritance coursework. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Roavin's national animal is the Left-Handed Chicken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Roavin is ranked 222,302nd in the world and 7,146th in the South Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -8.6 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,654thSafest: 5,446thMost Pacifist: 5,838thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,592ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,407thMost Influential: 8,717thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,730thBest Weather: 9,342ndMost Inclusive: 10,591stNicest Citizens: 12,007thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,248thTop
Nudest: 12,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,709thHealthiest Citizens: 13,133rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,477thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,965thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,189thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,272ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,445thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,862ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,797thMost Secular: 15,911thSmartest Citizens: 16,465thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,645thLargest Governments: 18,764thHighest Economic Output: 19,113thMost Income Equality: 19,618thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,741stMost Advanced Public Education: 20,218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,618thLowest Crime Rates: 23,949th
Least Corrupt Governments: 119th in the regionSafest: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 210th in the regionMost Pacifist: 219th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 220th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 270th in the regionLargest Populations: 292nd in the regionBest Weather: 308th in the regionNudest: 348th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 348th in the regionMost Inclusive: 380th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 413th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 413th in the regionNicest Citizens: 433rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 433rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 435th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 438th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 447th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 448th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 449th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 488th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 503rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 504th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 523rd in the regionMost Secular: 538th in the regionLargest Governments: 544th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 639th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 645th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 669th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 676th in the regionMost Influential: 682nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 715th in the regionMost Cultured: 718th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 788th in the region

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