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The Hive Mind of Testlandia

“Fixed, thanks.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:

Location: Testregionia

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise


The Hive Mind of Testlandia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Meridian Zero with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and hatred of cheese. The democratic population of 36.924 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 Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Test City. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Testlandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,150 trillion denarii a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 58,252 denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers, male med students learning female anatomy do so with their eyes tightly closed, future leaders of Testlandia regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview, and praying before a battle is a court-martial offence. Crime is totally unknown, 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 174,489th in the world and 35th in Testregionia for Most Primitive, scoring -149.1 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 131stLargest Populations: 465thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,754thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,525thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,772ndBest Weather: 3,918thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,650thHighest Economic Output: 6,782ndLargest Black Market: 7,173rdMost Cultured: 8,273rdMost Influential: 8,759thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,794thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 13,359thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,366thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,731stSmartest Citizens: 15,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,315thSafest: 15,946thMost Stationary: 16,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 17,670thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,020th
Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: None.