by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 208thLargest Publishing Industry: 522ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 654th
The Universal Union of
Left-wing Utopia
If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.
the Blue Duke
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population14.849 billion

Leaderthe Blue Duke

AnimalUrimelian Lion

The Universal Union of Urimel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Blue Duke with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.849 billion Urim 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 relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ur. The average income tax rate is 22.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urimelian economy, worth a remarkable 2,917 trillion Talents a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,464 Talents, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Urimel's radio stations, space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, and students abandon classrooms for online education. Crime is totally unknown. Urimel's national animal is the Urimelian Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Urimel is ranked 143,860th in the world and 5,592nd in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 31.44 on the Rand Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 208thLargest Publishing Industry: 522ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 654thNicest Citizens: 733rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 896thBest Weather: 977thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,173rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,461stMost Pacifist: 1,493rdMost Cultured: 1,523rdSafest: 1,673rdSmartest Citizens: 1,971stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,985thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,987thTop
Most Influential: 2,148thMost Developed: 2,325thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,372ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,737thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,997thMost Inclusive: 3,316thMost Stationary: 3,661stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,827thHighest Economic Output: 4,325thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,208thHighest Average Incomes: 6,618thMost Efficient Economies: 8,487thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,890thNudest: 9,951stTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,510thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,967thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,657thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,084thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,125thLargest Populations: 13,636thLowest Crime Rates: 13,878thMost Politically Free: 15,760thMost Devout: 16,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,666thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,554th
Least Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 45th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46th in the regionMost Pacifist: 50th in the regionSafest: 51st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 67th in the regionMost Developed: 72nd in the regionMost Stationary: 72nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 79th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 111th in the regionMost Influential: 117th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 118th in the regionLargest Populations: 120th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 137th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 142nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 145th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 234th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 242nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 250th in the regionNudest: 277th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 283rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 387th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 392nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 459th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 495th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 526th in the regionMost Devout: 553rd in the regionLargest Governments: 582nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 658th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 694th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 746th in the region

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