by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,637thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,655thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,140th
The Unfathomable Depths of
Left-wing Utopia
If I had to live my life over, I'd live over a saloon
Fellow in Charge of the Jukebox
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Lake of Fur

Population6.462 billion

LeaderIssyk Kul

Currencykind thought
AnimalMother Hen

The Unfathomable Depths of Lake of Fur is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Issyk Kul with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.462 billion Lake of Furians 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, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pelage. The average income tax rate is 51.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Lake of Furian economy, worth 359 trillion kind thoughts a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 55,636 kind thoughts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Issyk Kul's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, churches across the land are hurriedly installing auto-tune for their choirs, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, and whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company. Crime is totally unknown. Lake of Fur's national animal is the Mother Hen, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Lake of Fur is ranked 20,065th in the world and 18th in The Bar on the corner of every region for Best Weather, with 141 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,637thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 5,655thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,140thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,421stHighest Drug Use: 7,672ndNudest: 8,718thTop
Most Inclusive: 11,350thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,636thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,683rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,407thMost Cultured: 14,936thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,462ndNicest Citizens: 16,941stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,247thMost Pacifist: 17,706th
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the region

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