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The NaNo Bot of Nakarisaune

“Hey, why's everyone written 50,000 words?”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Excessive

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Nakarisaune

Population15.558 billion

CapitalPoppaea Maxima

Currencyhyena
Animalaardvark

The NaNo Bot of Nakarisaune is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its smutty television, rampant corporate plagiarism, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.558 billion adorable authors 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poppaea Maxima. The average income tax rate is 81.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Nakarisaunean economy, worth a remarkable 1,809 trillion hyenas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, Information Technology, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 116,334 hyenas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, fat-shaming is now public policy, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Nakarisaune's national animal is the aardvark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nakarisaune is ranked 3,939th in the world and 97th in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Public Healthcare, scoring 8,365.95 on the Theresa-Nightingale Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,581stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,788thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,501stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,576thHighest Crime Rates: 3,256thLargest Black Market: 3,460thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,939thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,860thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,094thNicest Citizens: 5,194thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,635thMost Cultured: 6,787thMost Politically Free: 7,259thHighest Economic Output: 7,550thHealthiest Citizens: 7,861stMost Pacifist: 8,378thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,400thMost Influential: 8,410thHighest Drug Use: 8,531stTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,906thSmartest Citizens: 9,919thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,922ndLargest Populations: 10,006thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,957thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,939thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,290thNudest: 13,461stLargest Gambling Industry: 14,295thBest Weather: 14,842ndMost Inclusive: 14,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,176thLargest Governments: 16,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,766thMost Developed: 17,101st
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Most Rebellious Youth: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 38th in the regionLargest Black Market: 65th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 69th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 74th in the regionLargest Populations: 80th in the regionMost Politically Free: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 120th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 165th in the regionNicest Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Cultured: 188th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 227th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 237th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 239th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 251st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 273rd in the regionNudest: 292nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 302nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 305th in the regionMost Pacifist: 313th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 413th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 441st in the regionLargest Governments: 443rd in the regionBest Weather: 477th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 487th in the regionMost Inclusive: 507th in the regionMost Developed: 509th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 555th in the regionMost Influential: 584th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 625th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 640th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 652nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 655th in the region

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