by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,382ndMost Pacifist: 6,730thMost Influential: 7,100th
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Population441 million

CapitalSchmidtjones City


The Democratic Republic of Schmidtjones is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 441 million Schmidtjonesians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Schmidtjones City. The average income tax rate is 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Schmidtjonesian economy, worth 28.7 trillion pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 65,008 pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, builders across Schmidtjones are blocked up with orders for new public loos, the national anthem is a rather effective sleeping aid, and the nation honors the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Schmidtjonesian weed picker. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Schmidtjones's national animal is the opossum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Schmidtjones is ranked 135,513th in the world and 5,079th in the South Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 105.41 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,382ndMost Pacifist: 6,730thMost Influential: 7,100thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,581stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,659thTop
Safest: 11,708thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,779thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,405thNicest Citizens: 12,691stMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,135thMost Inclusive: 13,716thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,851stHealthiest Citizens: 13,880thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,067thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,737thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,702ndMost Advanced Public Education: 22,207thLowest Crime Rates: 22,378th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 231st in the regionMost Pacifist: 251st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 309th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 340th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 364th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 442nd in the regionSafest: 448th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 448th in the regionNicest Citizens: 458th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 476th in the regionMost Inclusive: 484th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 504th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 508th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 612th in the regionMost Influential: 659th in the regionMost Cultured: 674th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 677th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 681st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 685th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 766th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 769th in the region

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