by Max Barry

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The Republic of Milanisca

“The Flame of the Free, The Creek of the Compassionate.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: 10000 Islands



Population4.013 billion


AnimalBlue Albino Porcupine

The Republic of Milanisca is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Milan with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.013 billion Milaniscans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ascentious. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Milaniscan economy, worth 290 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 72,482 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers, the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills, and prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Milanisca's national animal is the Blue Albino Porcupine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Milanisca is ranked 107,715th in the world and 769th in 10000 Islands for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,725.43 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 6,256thMost Pacifist: 7,365thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,097thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,549thSafest: 8,741stMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,367thNicest Citizens: 13,481stTop
Most Inclusive: 14,072ndLargest Welfare Programs: 16,101stHighest Food Quality: 18,024thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,724thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,070thMost Cultured: 20,417thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,037thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,785thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,145thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,612thBest Weather: 25,936thLowest Crime Rates: 26,083rdHealthiest Citizens: 26,974thMost Valuable International Artwork: 27,302ndSmartest Citizens: 27,607th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 111th in the regionMost Pacifist: 143rd in the region

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