by Max Barry

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54th Largest Gambling Industry: 80th
The Empire of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population20.214 billion

CapitalHamronica City


The Empire of Hamronica is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful population of 20.214 billion Hamronicans enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Law & Order and Public Transport receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hamronica City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Hamronican economy, worth a remarkable 7,090 trillion wargs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 350,769 wargs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed, and abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Hamronica's national animal is the animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hamronica is ranked 3,006th in the world and 54th in the South Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 227.21 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 54thLargest Gambling Industry: 80thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 149thHighest Crime Rates: 149thMost Secular: 155thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 160thMost Armed: 216thMost Rebellious Youth: 249thHighest Disposable Incomes: 364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 423rdFattest Citizens: 456thHighest Economic Output: 655thMost Corrupt Governments: 813thLargest Retail Industry: 842ndHighest Average Incomes: 866thMost Stationary: 930thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,028thMost Efficient Economies: 1,030thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,282ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,297thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,442ndTop
Highest Drug Use: 1,764thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,776thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,888thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,108thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,169thMost Cultured: 2,196thRudest Citizens: 2,796thSmartest Citizens: 2,829thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,006thMost Avoided: 3,260thMost Inclusive: 3,528thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,856thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,866thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,467thLargest Populations: 4,631stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,643rdLargest Black Market: 6,200thLargest Mining Sector: 6,208thNudest: 6,282ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,157thTop
Most Influential: 9,259thMost Pro-Market: 9,643rdMost Extreme: 11,474th
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Stationary: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 35th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Populations: 41st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 47th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 54th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the regionMost Avoided: 59th in the regionMost Cultured: 60th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 83rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 85th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionMost Inclusive: 118th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 120th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 133rd in the regionNudest: 137th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 181st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 257th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 377th in the regionMost Extreme: 436th in the regionMost Influential: 545th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, crime is on the rise as DNA sampling has been all but outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, the police have been reduced to using duct tape instead of handcuffs following further cutbacks.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, Leader is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, political dissidents are cut off from essential services.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Hamronica, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.


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