by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 199thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351stLargest Welfare Programs: 381st
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Left-wing Utopia
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Population14.581 billion


Animalhermit crab

The Community of Cenotaph is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.581 billion Cenotaphians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cenodelphia. The average income tax rate is 99.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Cenotaphian economy, worth a remarkable 2,379 trillion C-Notes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 163,157 C-Notes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, it is believed that belligerence is a passing phase foreign leaders will soon outgrow, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cenotaph's national animal is the hermit crab, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Cenotaph is ranked 230,723rd in the world and 530th in NationStates for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -25.75 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 199thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 351stLargest Welfare Programs: 381stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 474thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 564thMost Cheerful Citizens: 658thMost Advanced Public Education: 786thLeast Corrupt Governments: 824thMost Pacifist: 842ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 861stMost Rebellious Youth: 864thMost Developed: 940thMost Cultured: 1,078thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,110thNicest Citizens: 1,153rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,170thBest Weather: 1,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,328thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,341stSafest: 1,378thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,510thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,577thMost Inclusive: 1,593rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,766thLargest Governments: 2,009thTop
Most Influential: 2,422ndSmartest Citizens: 3,052ndHighest Poor Incomes: 4,597thMost Efficient Economies: 5,345thHighest Economic Output: 6,392ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,506thLowest Crime Rates: 9,073rdMost Stationary: 9,584thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,107thHighest Average Incomes: 11,286thTop
Nudest: 12,279thLargest Populations: 16,305thMost Income Equality: 17,590thMost Secular: 20,223rd
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Income Equality: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 20th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 28th in the regionMost Politically Free: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 40th in the region

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