by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 1,059thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,639thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,798th
The Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Natura non contristatur.
Artificial General Intelligence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population19.209 billion

CapitalCitadel Origin
LeaderArtificial General Intelligence

AnimalShiba Inu

The Federal Republic of Edelweissia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Artificial General Intelligence with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and avant-garde cinema. The compassionate population of 19.209 billion Edelweissians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Citadel Origin. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Edelweissian economy, worth a remarkable 2,156 trillion Credits a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,269 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Diaper ads feature vertically-challenged adults wearing bootees, a video of Artificial General Intelligence wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, school football matches are usually five-a-side, and the entire entry for Edelweissia in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edelweissia's national animal is the Shiba Inu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Edelweissia is ranked 125,340th in the world and 4,607th in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring 39.44 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 1,059thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,639thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,798thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,144thBest Weather: 3,180thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,588thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,720thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,945thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,034thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,779thMost Developed: 5,114thSafest: 5,732ndHighest Economic Output: 6,667thLargest Populations: 6,838thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,243rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,624thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,687thLowest Crime Rates: 7,725thSmartest Citizens: 7,803rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,808thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,819thLargest Governments: 8,164thMost Cultured: 8,998thMost Pacifist: 9,026thNicest Citizens: 9,416thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,004thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 10,526thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,991stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,700thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,841stLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,909thMost Secular: 13,161stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,234thMost Efficient Economies: 20,261st
Most Influential: 5th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 145th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 159th in the regionBest Weather: 163rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 190th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 194th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 200th in the regionLargest Populations: 209th in the regionMost Developed: 252nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 254th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 261st in the regionSafest: 308th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 325th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 361st in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 393rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 404th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 414th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 417th in the regionMost Pacifist: 450th in the regionLargest Governments: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 457th in the regionNicest Citizens: 460th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 472nd in the regionMost Cultured: 490th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 500th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 539th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 553rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 607th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 656th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 677th in the regionMost Secular: 714th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 730th in the region

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