by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,462ndSafest: 3,518thMost Influential: 3,856th
The Allied States of
Left-wing Utopia
We move towards the skies, high.
The High Council
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population2.336 billion

LeaderThe High Council
FaithThe Goodest Kush

AnimalHouse Cat

The Allied States of Dankinsted is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The High Council with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.336 billion Stoners 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smokesville. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dankinstedian economy, worth 262 trillion grams a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,162 grams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork, local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food", citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory miniature radios, and many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dankinsted's national animal is the House Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Goodest Kush.

Dankinsted is ranked 55,123rd in the world and 1,936th in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 3,472.11 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,462ndSafest: 3,518thMost Influential: 3,856thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,200thMost Pacifist: 4,772ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,891stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,126thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,158thNicest Citizens: 7,617thMost Inclusive: 7,740thBest Weather: 8,202ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,698thHealthiest Citizens: 9,657thMost Developed: 9,869thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,340thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 10,747thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,894thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,277thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,472ndMost Cultured: 12,841stMost Secular: 12,888thSmartest Citizens: 12,986thLowest Crime Rates: 14,819thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,130thLargest Retail Industry: 18,814thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,894thMost Politically Free: 19,669thLargest Governments: 20,704th
Safest: 80th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 91st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 97th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 116th in the regionMost Pacifist: 125th in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 167th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 178th in the regionNicest Citizens: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 196th in the regionBest Weather: 196th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 214th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 225th in the regionMost Developed: 229th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 237th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 238th in the regionMost Cultured: 270th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 279th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 291st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 295th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 302nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 346th in the regionRudest Citizens: 357th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 374th in the regionMost Politically Free: 375th in the regionLargest Governments: 400th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 465th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 514th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 518th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 520th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 544th in the regionMost Stationary: 565th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 589th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 594th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 604th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 613th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 623rd in the region

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