by Max Barry

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The Commonwealth of Anacin

“In pertinacia constantia”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: The Bar on the corner of every region



Population1.765 billion

LeaderCzar Anadin


The Commonwealth of Anacin is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Czar Anadin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.765 billion Anacinians 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 relatively small, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Caffeone. The average income tax rate is 24.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Anacinian economy, worth 234 trillion Coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 132,738 Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, ticket touts are blamed for the downfall of communism, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts, and workers have their fruitcake and eat it too. Crime is totally unknown. Anacin's national animal is the Beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Classism.

Anacin is ranked 78,895th in the world and 34th in The Bar on the corner of every region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 61.53 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,742ndRudest Citizens: 2,764thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,014thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,742ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,764thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,026thLargest Retail Industry: 6,109thMost Cultured: 6,515thMost Inclusive: 6,849thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,137thNicest Citizens: 10,264thMost Developed: 11,870thMost Influential: 12,026thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,959thSmartest Citizens: 14,020thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,275thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,042nd
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the region

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