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Most Extreme: 779thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 801stHighest Drug Use: 822nd
The Queen's State of
Southern Atlantic
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Half Tree Hollow

Population12.72 billion


The Queen's State of Half Tree Hollow is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.72 billion Half Tree Hollowians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The very strong Half Tree Hollowian economy, worth 531 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 41,805 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 284,227 per year while the poor average 2,246, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Surveillance cameras are banned, voting is voluntary, all tariffs have been abolished, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Half Tree Hollow's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Half Tree Hollow is ranked 196,198th in the world and 8th in Lome for Safest, scoring 10.75 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Extreme: 779thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 801stHighest Drug Use: 822ndMost Politically Free: 1,113thMost Pro-Market: 1,207thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,776thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2,847thHighest Crime Rates: 4,440thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,053rdNudest: 7,965thFattest Citizens: 8,113thRudest Citizens: 8,671stMost Stationary: 9,821stTop
Most Armed: 11,280thMost Avoided: 11,724thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,150thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,353rdLargest Populations: 18,472nd

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