by Max Barry

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 395thHighest Poor Incomes: 418thLargest Retail Industry: 471st
The Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population14.386 billion

CapitalCentral City
LeaderThe All Powerful Oz
FaithPeople decide what or who they worship

AnimalHoney Badger

The Republic of Aholz is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The All Powerful Oz with a fair hand, and notable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 14.386 billion Aholzians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. The average income tax rate is 1.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Aholzian economy, worth a remarkable 5,110 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 355,275 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military spending is on the increase, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination", and school children across the country are staging hunger strikes to protest government-mandated salads. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Aholz's national animal is the Honey Badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is People decide what or who they worship.

Aholz is ranked 2,330th in the world and 6th in Texas for Most Developed, scoring 97.25 on the Human Development Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 395thHighest Poor Incomes: 418thLargest Retail Industry: 471stLargest Gambling Industry: 523rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 547thMost Scientifically Advanced: 549thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 606thMost Inclusive: 608thLargest Information Technology Sector: 743rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 797thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 873rdRudest Citizens: 900thHighest Average Incomes: 1,026thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,076thMost Armed: 1,114thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,245thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,432ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,453rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,515thHighest Economic Output: 1,597thMost Cultured: 1,640thSmartest Citizens: 1,641stTop
Largest Black Market: 1,875thMost Efficient Economies: 1,930thMost Developed: 2,330thMost Influential: 3,352ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,383rdMost Stationary: 4,073rdMost Secular: 4,261stMost Avoided: 5,492ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,632ndLargest Governments: 6,140thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,936thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,396thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,937thFattest Citizens: 8,499thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,756thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,254thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,679thLargest Populations: 12,946thHealthiest Citizens: 13,670thNudest: 14,344thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,791stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,611thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,487thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,551stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,635th
Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, school children across the country are staging hunger strikes to protest government-mandated salads.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters.
  • : Aholz voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Norrlands".
  • : Aholz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on the Involuntary Administration of Drugs".
  • : Aholz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Aholz was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, military spending is on the increase.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, evasive politicians don't fail to strongly commit to not committing to a course of non-inaction.
  • : Aholz was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".


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