by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,696th Most Influential: 3,072nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 5,262nd
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.879 billion



The Republic of Peryn is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, soft-spoken computers, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.879 billion Perynians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Perie. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Perynian economy, worth 264 trillion Perns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 140,928 Perns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, group hugs break out during floor votes, and royalist is the most offensive slur in the Perynian language. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Peryn's national animal is the Swallow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Peryn is ranked 151,378th in the world and 5,886th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -66.76 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,696thMost Influential: 3,072ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,262ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,438thHealthiest Citizens: 7,150thMost Developed: 7,389thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,722ndSmartest Citizens: 8,305thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,445thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 9,329thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,963rdLongest Average Lifespans: 10,539thLowest Crime Rates: 11,204thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,096thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,418thMost Efficient Economies: 12,656thMost Inclusive: 12,738thBest Weather: 13,697thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,808thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,733rdHighest Average Incomes: 14,902ndMost Subsidized Industry: 15,103rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,399thMost Cultured: 15,720thLargest Governments: 16,468th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 134th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 145th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 186th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 210th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Influential: 217th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the regionMost Developed: 220th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 251st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 263rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 273rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 291st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 301st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 305th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 323rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 338th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 357th in the regionMost Inclusive: 363rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 368th in the regionMost Cultured: 378th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 380th in the regionBest Weather: 392nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 395th in the regionLargest Governments: 404th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 485th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 491st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 602nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 606th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 611th in the regionMost Secular: 625th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Peryn was endorsed by The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Peryn was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Perynian language.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, group hugs break out during floor votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Peryn, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
  • : Peryn was endorsed by The Armed Republic of The United Neo American Union.


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