by Max Barry

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Nudest: 820thRudest Citizens: 1,914thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,252nd
The Nakedness of
New York Times Democracy
It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes.
Walter J Peabody III
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.658 billion

LeaderWalter J Peabody III

AnimalFlamin' Codswallop

The Nakedness of Sheelberite is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Walter J Peabody III with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, avowedly heterosexual populace, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 5.658 billion Sheelberites 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloodyoath. The average income tax rate is 50.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sheelberitean economy, worth 772 trillion dollarydoos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 136,608 dollarydoos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, the military struggles with recruitment, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, and a positive pregnancy test doubles as a visa. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Sheelberite's national animal is the Flamin' Codswallop, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Pantheism.

Sheelberite is ranked 162,842nd in the world and 5,493rd in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 536.46 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Nudest: 820thRudest Citizens: 1,914thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,252ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 3,219thLargest Black Market: 3,512thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,935thMost Influential: 4,573rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,918thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,500thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,290thMost Primitive: 7,505thMost Cultured: 9,250thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,613thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,773rdBest Weather: 11,434thTop
Most Secular: 14,208thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,107thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,356thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,984thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,284thHighest Average Incomes: 17,680thMost Stationary: 19,986thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,146thHighest Economic Output: 24,081st
Nudest: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 52nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 57th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 105th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 149th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 201st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 206th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 216th in the regionMost Cultured: 232nd in the regionMost Primitive: 277th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 283rd in the regionMost Stationary: 330th in the regionMost Influential: 337th in the regionBest Weather: 368th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 370th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 376th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 443rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 475th in the regionMost Secular: 488th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 490th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 494th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 523rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 597th in the regionLargest Populations: 597th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 794th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 822nd in the region

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