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The Free Land of Holykol

“I would have done the same!”

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

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Sinope

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The Free Land of Holykol is a colossal, socially progressive nation, renowned for its hatred of cheese. The compassionate, intelligent population of 5.276 billion Holykolians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, the Environment, and Social Welfare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holykol City. The average income tax rate is 91%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, and surveillance cameras are banned. Crime is relatively low. Holykol's national animal is the Trololo Man, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the KOL.

Holykol is ranked 1st in Sinope and 5,329th in the world for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 115 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago

  • 20 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • 23 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • 30 days ago: Holykol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 37 days ago: Holykol fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • 42 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • 45 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • 46 days ago: Holykol fell out of the world Top 10% for Nudest.
  • 58 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • 61 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • 69 days ago: Holykol's influence in Sinope rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".

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