by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,855thMost Influential: 3,550thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,319th
The Corporate State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Witchcraft to the ignorant, Science to the learned
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Sovereign Research Concerns

Population4.572 billion


Animalbottlenose dolphin

The Corporate State of Sovereign Research Concerns is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ancillary with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 4.572 billion Rescernians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Defense, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Concordia. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Rescernian economy, worth 506 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, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Arms 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 110,835 drachms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars, vegetables are crisper thanks to CRISPR, and a government program is underway to revitalize Sovereign Research Concerns's beaches. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sovereign Research Concerns's national animal is the bottlenose dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Sovereign Research Concerns is ranked 20,973rd in the world and 331st in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 82.15 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,855thTop
Most Influential: 3,550thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,267thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,620thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,204thMost Secular: 6,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,314thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,337thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,363rdSmartest Citizens: 12,485thBest Weather: 12,978thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,454thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,212thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,542ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,427thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,209thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,976thMost Developed: 20,973rdMost Inclusive: 23,515thLargest Black Market: 24,468th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 103rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 105th in the region

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