by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,280thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,985thMost Pacifist: 6,574th
The Federated Serene Cities of
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Population9.684 billion

CapitalGreater Chicago
LeaderCecily Castonguay al-Ashqar
FaithProtestant Episcopal Christianity

AnimalCanada goose

The Federated Serene Cities of Aux-Lakes is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Cecily Castonguay al-Ashqar with an even hand, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, rampant corporate plagiarism, and smutty television. The compassionate, devout population of 9.684 billion citizens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greater Chicago. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Lac÷urban economy, worth 924 trillion Certyfs 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 95,460 Certyfs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police, foreign nations kill migratory animals at random in the hope that Aux-Lakes will pay them to stop, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes, and all industry is owned and run by the government. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aux-Lakes's national animal is the Canada goose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Protestant Episcopal Christianity.

Aux-Lakes is ranked 68,995th in the world and 13th in The Maritimes for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,287.72 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,280thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,985thMost Pacifist: 6,574thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,800thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,848thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,043rdMost Cultured: 8,739thNicest Citizens: 8,838thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,214thMost Inclusive: 9,274thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,587thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,535thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,610thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,697thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 14,371stLargest Governments: 15,258thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,526thSmartest Citizens: 17,354thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,838thMost Devout: 17,912thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,256thMost Rebellious Youth: 18,913thHighest Economic Output: 20,241stLowest Crime Rates: 20,298thHealthiest Citizens: 21,379thMost Developed: 21,380thMost Income Equality: 23,505thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,559thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,689thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23,750th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aux-Lakes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Aux-Lakes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Aux-Lakes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Aux-Lakes's influence in The Maritimes rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Aux-Lakes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Aux-Lakes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Eco-Friendly Governments, and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Aux-Lakes changed its national leader to "Cecily Castonguay al-Ashqar".
  • : Aux-Lakes changed its national leader to "Queen Cecily II".
  • : Aux-Lakes changed its national leader to "Queen Veronica II".
  • : Following new legislation in Aux-Lakes, all industry is owned and run by the government.


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