by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,890thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,501st
The Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Vigilance. Grace. Determination.
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.312 billion



The Republic of Soirwren is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its national health service, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.312 billion Soirwrenians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Soigné. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Soirwrenian economy, worth 360 trillion credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 83,672 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans, insanely good theatre productions face government censorship, and praying before a battle is a court-martial offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Soirwren's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Soirwren is ranked 110,386th in the world and 4,151st in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 44.67 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 2,890thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,501stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,299thBest Weather: 6,423rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,275thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,821stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,219thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,306thMost Pacifist: 9,516thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,869thTop
Most Developed: 10,801stHealthiest Citizens: 10,971stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,843rdLargest Black Market: 16,970thMost Efficient Economies: 17,360thMost Secular: 18,638thSmartest Citizens: 19,155thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19,358th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 153rd in the regionMost Influential: 176th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 179th in the regionBest Weather: 185th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 205th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 237th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 250th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 250th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 252nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 285th in the regionMost Developed: 305th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 317th in the regionMost Pacifist: 320th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 350th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 373rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 400th in the regionMost Stationary: 419th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 463rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 510th in the regionMost Secular: 630th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 658th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 663rd in the regionLargest Populations: 683rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 704th in the regionMost Inclusive: 708th in the region

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