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The Hive Mind of Testlandia

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Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: Testregionia

Regional Influence: Powerbroker


The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 34.106 billion Testlandians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Test City. The average income tax rate is 75.6%.

The strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,880 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 55,147 denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, babies living in poverty are told to take responsibility for their own fortunes, and traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Testlandia's national animal is the ★★★ nautilus ★★★, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Neo-Violetism.

Testlandia is ranked 169,077th in the world and 50th in Testregionia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -17.55 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Populations: 480thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,263rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,158thBest Weather: 4,300thLargest Black Market: 4,632ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,939thHighest Economic Output: 6,437thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,437thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,725thMost Influential: 7,795thTop
Most Cultured: 9,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,437thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,685thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,704thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,058thSmartest Citizens: 16,877thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,046thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,308th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the region

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