by Max Barry

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Safest: 4,312thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,491stMost Pacifist: 5,362nd
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Without Care All flowers will Die
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population978 million

Capitalflýr fallain
LeaderNicolas Sturgeon


The Republic of Scostien is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Nicolas Sturgeon with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 978 million Scostienians 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 enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of flýr fallain. The average income tax rate is 83.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Scostienian economy, worth 100 trillion Perhams 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 102,538 Perhams, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Scostien, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises, and it's rare to find an unchewed pencil. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scostien's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Scostien is ranked 90,146th in the world and 4,228th in The East Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 19.64 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Safest: 4,312thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,491stMost Pacifist: 5,362ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,768thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,784thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,266thNicest Citizens: 7,203rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,252ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,268thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,528thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,034thMost Inclusive: 10,128thTop
Most Influential: 10,558thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,109thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,286thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,591stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,767thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,773rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,004thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,800thBest Weather: 13,856thSmartest Citizens: 14,001stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,009thHealthiest Citizens: 14,378thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,763rdMost Cultured: 16,063rdLargest Governments: 16,493rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,086thMost Secular: 17,408thMost Income Equality: 18,660thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,881st
Safest: 116th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 123rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 149th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 175th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 176th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 179th in the regionMost Pacifist: 184th in the regionNicest Citizens: 214th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 267th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 292nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 307th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 340th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 341st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 351st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 354th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 355th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 357th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 384th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 390th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 391st in the regionBest Weather: 401st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Cultured: 402nd in the regionLargest Governments: 426th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 459th in the regionMost Influential: 513th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 554th in the regionMost Secular: 582nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 698th in the regionMost Developed: 713th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 758th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 862nd in the region

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