by Max Barry

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Safest: 15,301st Most Pacifist: 16,371st
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Moralistic Democracy
In Barns and My Yak We Trust.
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population79 million

AnimalDomestic Yak

The Constitutional Monarchy of HABECHA is a large, cultured nation, notable for its compulsory military service. The compassionate, devout population of 79 million HABECHAians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 40.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient HABECHAian economy, worth 2.63 trillion Barns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 33,263 Barns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Garden stores are not allowed to sell water butts, strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, the tinfoil-hat crowd also recommend tinfoil wallets, and ancient antique swords have had their blades replaced with latex boffer LARP replicas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HABECHA's national animal is the Domestic Yak.

HABECHA is ranked 141,898th in the world and 10th in Stiresland for Highest Drug Use, scoring 26.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Safest: 15,301stMost Pacifist: 16,371st
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the region

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