by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,514thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,432nd
The Gay Chillroom of
Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.591 billion

CapitalDendrobium Amplium
LeaderPrimus Inter Pares

Animalgiant atlas moth

The Gay Chillroom of Dendrobium is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Primus Inter Pares with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.591 billion Dendrobiumians 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 morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dendrobium Amplium. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Dendrobiumian economy, worth 571 trillion nobiles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 86,763 nobiles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, men are finding 'she spots' more easily but they can't use them, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, and producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dendrobium's national animal is the giant atlas moth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Godsinianism.

Dendrobium is ranked 291,704th in the world and 442nd in Thaecia for Rudest Citizens, with 12.21 insults per minute.

Most Influential: 2,514thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,326thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,432ndMost Pacifist: 4,277thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,588thSafest: 4,863rdBest Weather: 5,210thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,300thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,437thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,122ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,203rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,207thMost Inclusive: 7,359thNicest Citizens: 7,409thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,571stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,841stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,983rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,688thHealthiest Citizens: 8,812thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,814thHighest Food Quality: 10,237thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,068thMost Secular: 12,911thLowest Crime Rates: 13,226thSmartest Citizens: 14,103rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,105thTop
Largest Governments: 16,552ndMost Income Equality: 20,325thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,854thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,223rdLargest Publishing Industry: 23,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,425thMost Cultured: 28,414thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29,201stMost Stationary: 30,318th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 26th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionMost Income Equality: 32nd in the regionNudest: 33rd in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 43rd in the region

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