by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 860thMost Influential: 5,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,062nd
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Sovereign Research Concerns

Population2.857 billion


Animalbarn owl

The Corporate State of Sovereign Research Concerns is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ancillary with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 2.857 billion Rescernians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Concordia. The average income tax rate is 55.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Rescernian economy, worth 331 trillion drachms a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 116,198 drachms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ancillary affectionately nicknames supporters by number, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and ghost regiments exist only on paper. Crime is totally unknown. Sovereign Research Concerns's national animal is the barn owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Sovereign Research Concerns is ranked 148,172nd in the world and 1,578th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 12.42 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 860thTop
Most Influential: 5,018thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,062ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,269thMost Secular: 6,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,988thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,730thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,341stHealthiest Citizens: 14,929thSmartest Citizens: 14,954thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,589thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,239thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,286thLargest Black Market: 19,558thBest Weather: 20,765th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 99th in the regionMost Secular: 104th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Black Market: 127th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 164th in the regionMost Influential: 192nd in the region

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