by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,289thLargest Populations: 4,918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,165th
The Once and Future Unicorn of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Population22.148 billion



The Once and Future Unicorn of -Kanaia- is a gargantuan, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 22.148 billion Kanaiaians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Returnia. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The -Kanaia-ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,357 trillion Adrians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Retail, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 61,295 Adrians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Schoolchildren have twice-weekly sex education classes, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Returnia, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, and religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Kanaia-'s national animal is the Oliphant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kanaism.

-Kanaia- is ranked 168,055th in the world and 105th in Shinka for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -4.2 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,289thLargest Populations: 4,918thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,165thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,545thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,391stTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,910thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,810thSafest: 17,010thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,793rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Average: 13th in the region

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