by Max Barry

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The Friendly Republic of Sensorland

“Venu al ni, amikoj!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: the West Pacific



Population10.566 billion

CapitalFort Triumph
LeaderHarper Huxley
Faithfree thought


The Friendly Republic of Sensorland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Harper Huxley with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.566 billion Sensorians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Triumph. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sensorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,818 trillion Emeralds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 172,152 Emeralds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, and advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sensorland's national animal is the owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is free thought.

Sensorland is ranked 84,492nd in the world and 2,244th in the West Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 76.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Nicest Citizens: 523rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 533rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 605thBest Weather: 628thLeast Corrupt Governments: 671stMost Pacifist: 689thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 714thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 760thMost Advanced Public Education: 800thSafest: 848thMost Developed: 949thMost Beautiful Environments: 992ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 994thMost Advanced Public Transport: 998thHealthiest Citizens: 1,083rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,121stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,135thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,325thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,462ndMost Influential: 1,568thMost Inclusive: 1,698thLargest Governments: 1,813thLowest Crime Rates: 2,009thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,028thMost Cultured: 2,396thTop
Smartest Citizens: 2,503rdHighest Poor Incomes: 4,356thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,441stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,194thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,532ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,534thHighest Economic Output: 9,186thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,725thHighest Average Incomes: 10,027thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12,084thMost Secular: 13,678thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,047thMost Income Equality: 24,020th
Nicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Inclusive: 39th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 83rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 106th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 138th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 149th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 151st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 199th in the regionLargest Populations: 204th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 214th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 316th in the regionNudest: 320th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 344th in the regionMost Politically Free: 390th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 153 » Divina Patriae, Greynne, Westwind, Crazy Waters, Great Sheriffdom, Gryphonian Alliance, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Oronia, Lynier, Shaktirajya, Greg Tucker, Fallgriffin, Meedvheyt, Common Good, Win Mints, Ferroia, Kisovec, Matism, Holmani, Archonina, Glorious Existence, Sindria, Mathematania, New Belia, Akshireuya, The Father-Land, Twisted Duality, Champaign, Triestine, Granducato Toscana, Marshalia, Mirchusko, Acropylae, Orcatortugs, Psikuta, Wyndward, The United Tribes of Bantai, Constantinopolisia, Condonohia, The Undivided, Nedtherland, The Free States of Gotham, Fourth European Reich, Dreamers for Hope, Liberillia, Atopias, Kittenlicious, DiscGolfLand, Isle Royale, Fumafuma, and 103 others.Tropical Isles, Atheist States of Philippines, Einherfell, Leukogeras, Pandaland II, Carinthea, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Thyrall, Euarsia, Redenya, Moriari, Arvladma, Cro Magnon, Libterraria, Amanohara, San Mazer, Gilded Imperium, Q The Almighty, Svanland, The North American Assembly, Gree Velda, Southern Gamedermark, Robbinston, The Isle of Burgrass, Bonelandia, Gracelantia, Sultanat of Turkistan, Dioswania, Theicor, Craiolia, Arracrania, Vlobbania, Kiensu, New Caterse, Zoran, Fuentana, Dilber, Wickedly evil people, IndyCar Racing, Ahssn, SV Equinox, Western End Them Son, Kathlenia, New Edians, Ellcrys, Baxterra, Futuo, Fujai, Anuubis, Cumidava, Nieubasria, Carinakerathe, Irador, Pepinooo, Inner Paniumati, Dao Ding, Willow Gate, Volkason, Fallen Iron Duke, The Rega, Grand Republic of the Sun, Papercuts and Skittles, The Technocratic Ideas, Giovanniland, Samueliebox, Hamburg Neo, Orson Welles, Aldesport, BIteland, Yaspica, Professor thomas, Xicqy, Plarland Amex, Podium, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Mackieron, Corbeil, Lodiberdade, The First Earth Empire, Archipool, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Smedlandia, Sel Pauzzille, Estaebia, Galaxy Meows, Schlesien-Galizien, Mediobogdum, Weratt, Wild lands of Tribe, Recuecn, Arifiyyah, Socialist Australiana, JayDub, Archber, Sufys, Aluminum Oxynitride, Nagaraningrad, Theath Len, Blue Amazon, Teralyon, and Romlania.

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