by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 869thMost Influential: 2,507thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,067th
The Commonwealth of
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Saint Roberts

Population1.25 billion

CapitalSaints City

AnimalRed Owl

The Commonwealth of Saint Roberts is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Presidium with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.25 billion Commonwealthers 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saints City. The average income tax rate is 88.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saint Robertsian economy, worth 174 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 139,450 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Presidium's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts, the government is avowedly secular, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, and the Saint Robertsian Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas. Crime is totally unknown. Saint Roberts's national animal is the Red Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is agnosticism.

Saint Roberts is ranked 7,499th in the world and 229th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 105.89 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 869thMost Influential: 2,507thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,067thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,389thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,292ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,315thNicest Citizens: 4,990thMost Inclusive: 6,652ndMost Developed: 6,780thHealthiest Citizens: 6,850thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,099thSmartest Citizens: 7,499thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,636thMost Pacifist: 7,754thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,096thMost Secular: 8,286thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,760thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,169thHighest Food Quality: 9,442ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,514thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,816thMost Efficient Economies: 12,015thLargest Governments: 12,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,478thTop
Best Weather: 13,122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 13,849thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,850thSafest: 15,319thMost Cultured: 16,293rdLowest Crime Rates: 16,517thHighest Average Incomes: 18,325thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,875thMost Income Equality: 23,573rdHighest Drug Use: 24,630thMost Politically Free: 24,633rdLargest Publishing Industry: 24,821st
Largest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 131st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 162nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 176th in the regionMost Politically Free: 183rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 200th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Developed: 212th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 226th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 229th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 230th in the regionMost Inclusive: 230th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 248th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 250th in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionMost Secular: 278th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionMost Pacifist: 291st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 309th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 326th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 335th in the regionLargest Governments: 340th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 343rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 399th in the regionBest Weather: 417th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 446th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 450th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 453rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 558th in the regionSafest: 559th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 769th in the regionNudest: 819th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 921st in the region

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