by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 163rdLargest Populations: 474thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,665th
The Hive Mind of
New York Times Democracy
Fixed, thanks.
Meridian Zero
Eminence Grise
Founder / Field Tester
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

Overview Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population36.497 billion

CapitalTest City
LeaderMeridian Zero

Animal★★★ nautilus ★★★

The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 36.497 billion Testlandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Test City. The average income tax rate is 77.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,153 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 58,991 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes, traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, and future leaders of Testlandia regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testlandia's national animal is the ★★★ nautilus ★★★, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Neo-Violetism.

Testlandia is ranked 222,383rd in the world and 43rd in Testregionia for Most Avoided, scoring 0.4 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 163rdLargest Populations: 474thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,665thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,906thBest Weather: 3,992ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,555thLargest Black Market: 5,937thHighest Economic Output: 6,499thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,970thMost Influential: 8,225thMost Cultured: 8,756thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,550thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,028thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,459thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,365thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,638thSmartest Citizens: 15,761stMost Stationary: 17,370thSafest: 18,066thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,128thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,771st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Testlandia published "API Test" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia published "UTF8" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Testlandia voted for The Empire of Kuriko in the General Election.
  • : Testlandia voted for The Catholic Commonwealth of Auralia in Round 3 of the election.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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