by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 71stLargest Publishing Industry: 112thMost Advanced Public Education: 134th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Prediction is difficult, especially about the future
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population20.379 billion

LeaderCaterina Nogson


The Republic of Testa is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Caterina Nogson with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 20.379 billion Testans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Noghaven. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Testan economy, worth a remarkable 5,795 trillion Groats a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 284,381 Groats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees, a rolling news ticker tape of disclaimers runs across the bottom of the screen on all TV shows, and builders across Testa are blocked up with orders for new public loos. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testa's national animal is the Mongoose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheist.

Testa is ranked 136th in the world and 3rd in 10000 Islands for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 13,702.12 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most Influential: 71stLargest Publishing Industry: 112thMost Advanced Public Education: 134thMost Advanced Public Transport: 136thMost Pacifist: 139thSmartest Citizens: 234thSafest: 262ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 271stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 272ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 310thMost Beautiful Environments: 330thLeast Corrupt Governments: 335thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 360thLowest Crime Rates: 382ndLargest Governments: 402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 405thMost Developed: 424thMost Cultured: 450thLargest Welfare Programs: 462ndLongest Average Lifespans: 472ndNicest Citizens: 486thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 565thHealthiest Citizens: 610thMost Rebellious Youth: 662ndHighest Poor Incomes: 716thBest Weather: 927thMost Inclusive: 970thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,231stMost Secular: 1,247thHighest Economic Output: 1,580thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,308thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,456thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,017thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,081stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,532ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,868thLargest Populations: 6,957thMost Efficient Economies: 10,318thTop
Most Income Equality: 16,091stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,423rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,125th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Inclusive: 21st in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionMost Income Equality: 83rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 111th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 112th in the region

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