by Max Barry

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The Federation of Averagejoevlania

“Be an average Joe.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Balder



Population664 million


CurrencyJoe coin
AnimalBlack-Footed Ferret

The Federation of Averagejoevlania is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its irreverence towards religion and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 664 million Averagejoevlanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Normalville. The average income tax rate is 37.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Averagejoevlanian economy, worth 25.6 trillion Joe coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,520 Joe coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Students cut up leftover Joe coins during Arts and Crafts, residents of new housing subdivisions complain about the total absence of supermarkets and restaurants, the dwindling faithful in the nation make expensive pilgrimages to the remaining places of worship, and cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Averagejoevlania's national animal is the Black-Footed Ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Averagejoevlania is ranked 63,688th in the world and 1,993rd in Balder for Most Politically Free, scoring 66.33 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most Influential: 3,811th
Most Influential: 22nd in the regionTop
Most Primitive: 487th in the region

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