by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 5,341stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,175thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,233rd
The Commonwealth of
Left-wing Utopia
Libera te tutemet, ex inferis
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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East Isles

Population157 million

CurrencyEast Isles farthing
Animalpygmy loris

The Commonwealth of East Isles is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 157 million East Islesians 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 enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The East Islesian economy, worth 7.96 trillion East Isles farthings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 50,686 East Isles farthings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Leader's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and sections of the police receive paramilitary training. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Isles's national animal is the pygmy loris, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

East Isles is ranked 31,868th in the world and 1,632nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 5,070.49 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,905thMost Influential: 14,659thNicest Citizens: 17,087thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,160thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,100thMost Inclusive: 19,801stMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,927thMost Income Equality: 23,323rdSafest: 23,958th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 296th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 347th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 434th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 660th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 681st in the regionNudest: 714th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 837th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 926th in the regionNicest Citizens: 956th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 994th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1,003rd in the region

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