by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 2,422ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,086th
The Kingdom of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Shield in the Darkness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population5.879 billion

LeaderCharlotte Grey


The Kingdom of Ellcrys is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Charlotte Grey with an even hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 5.879 billion Ellcrysians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shannara. The average income tax rate is 93.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ellcrysian economy, worth 705 trillion Roses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,999 Roses, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love Shannara" t-shirts, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ellcrys's national animal is the Pangolin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ellcrys is ranked 22,217th in the world and 449th in the West Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 119,999.04 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Pacifist: 2,422ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,086thNicest Citizens: 3,276thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,460thBest Weather: 3,462ndMost Inclusive: 3,549thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,921stMost Influential: 3,965thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,060thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,323rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,335thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,344thSafest: 4,604thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,935thMost Developed: 6,260thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,472ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,008thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,450thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,771stHealthiest Citizens: 8,066thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,301stLargest Governments: 9,471stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,811thSmartest Citizens: 9,901stTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,477thMost Cultured: 12,403rdHighest Drug Use: 12,840thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,035thMost Secular: 16,329thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,676thMost Stationary: 16,939thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18,124thMost Efficient Economies: 19,044th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 58th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 73rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 75th in the regionBest Weather: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 79th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 94th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionMost Inclusive: 97th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 99th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 101st in the regionSafest: 103rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 132nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 134th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 138th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 149th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 149th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionLargest Governments: 179th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 186th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 225th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 228th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionMost Stationary: 255th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 256th in the regionMost Cultured: 260th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 283rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 303rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 320th in the regionNudest: 361st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 374th in the regionLargest Populations: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 415th in the regionMost Secular: 435th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 449th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 552nd in the region

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