by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 124thRudest Citizens: 487thLargest Retail Industry: 562nd
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Learning to advance
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population11.515 billion

CapitalAddlelearn City


The Republic of Addlelearn is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.515 billion Addlelearnians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Addlelearn City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Addlelearnian economy, worth a remarkable 2,645 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 229,730 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 7.5 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians have tenure, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, and chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Addlelearn's national animal is the Dog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Addlelearn is ranked 141,009th in the world and 5,331st in Osiris for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring zero on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Secular: 124thRudest Citizens: 487thLargest Retail Industry: 562ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,155thMost Avoided: 1,193rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,324thSmartest Citizens: 1,349thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,361stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,439thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,480thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,169thTop
Most Developed: 2,593rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,653rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,275thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,730thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,209thHighest Average Incomes: 4,343rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,006thHighest Economic Output: 5,271stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,582ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,885thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,057thMost Cultured: 7,196thLargest Black Market: 8,815thHealthiest Citizens: 9,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,004thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,839thLargest Governments: 12,386thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,615thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,779thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,608thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,657thLargest Populations: 22,090th
Most Secular: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 47th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57th in the regionMost Avoided: 57th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 58th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 67th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 118th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 135th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 150th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 205th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 211th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 271st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 273rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 289th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 328th in the regionMost Cultured: 352nd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 498th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 518th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 530th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 563rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 582nd in the regionLargest Populations: 638th in the regionLargest Governments: 688th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 696th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 737th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, politicians have tenure.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, the general public only knows their favorite politician's first name.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Addlelearn was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, advertisements read like science journal articles complete with extensive references.
  • : Following new legislation in Addlelearn, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity.


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