by Max Barry

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Rudest Citizens: 471st Largest Gambling Industry: 488th Largest Retail Industry: 571st
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
Honey Badger Don't Care
The All Powerful Oz
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Aholz is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The All Powerful Oz with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.78 billion Aholzians 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aholzian economy, worth a remarkable 2,924 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Gambling, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 298,980 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Job opportunities abound in the Hole Recycling industry, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, and royalist is the most offensive slur in the Aholzian language. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 180,804th in the world and 166th in Texas for Most Primitive, scoring -554.93 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Rudest Citizens: 471stLargest Gambling Industry: 488thLargest Retail Industry: 571stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 583rdMost Armed: 626thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 696thMost Inclusive: 782ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 859thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 962ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 967thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,001stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,053rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,101stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,216thHighest Average Incomes: 1,310thMost Secular: 1,318thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,780thTop
Most Avoided: 1,898thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,419thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,432ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,551stHighest Economic Output: 2,698thLargest Black Market: 2,871stSmartest Citizens: 3,120thMost Efficient Economies: 3,271stMost Cultured: 3,610thLargest Mining Sector: 3,914thHighest Crime Rates: 4,135thHighest Drug Use: 4,314thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,127thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,175thMost Influential: 5,426thFattest Citizens: 5,518thMost Stationary: 5,559thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,397thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,352ndLargest Populations: 16,196th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aholz was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, royalist is the most offensive slur in the Aholzian language.
  • : Aholz was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, job opportunities abound in the Hole Recycling industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Aholz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safeguarding Nuclear Materials".
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else.
  • : Following new legislation in Aholz, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals.


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