by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 267th Most Advanced Public Transport: 348th Safest: 429th
The Zombie Burrow of
New York Times Democracy
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Population16.575 billion


CurrencySunflower Seed

The Zombie Burrow of Hamtown is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hammy with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.575 billion Hamtowners 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hamopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Hamtownian economy, worth a remarkable 3,892 trillion Sunflower Seeds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 234,812 Sunflower Seeds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

It's been a banner year for local vexillology, most ambassadors from Hamtown retire only a few years after being appointed, corporate lobbying has been outlawed, and alcoholism is the newest import from Dàguó. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hamtown's national animal is the Hamster, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hammyism.

Hamtown is ranked 107,239th in the world and 655th in 10000 Islands for Most Pro-Market, scoring 37.22 on the Rand Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 267thMost Advanced Public Transport: 348thSafest: 429thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 455thMost Influential: 479thMost Pacifist: 523rdMost Efficient Economies: 542ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 544thHealthiest Citizens: 570thMost Developed: 587thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 642ndBest Weather: 659thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 661stLargest Governments: 701stHighest Average Tax Rates: 702ndLongest Average Lifespans: 703rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 707thMost Beautiful Environments: 790thMost Advanced Public Education: 890thLowest Crime Rates: 920thMost Compassionate Citizens: 961stMost Cultured: 976thNicest Citizens: 991stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,276thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,509thSmartest Citizens: 1,543rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,633rdTop
Most Inclusive: 2,021stHighest Economic Output: 2,282ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,417thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,841stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,232ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,543rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,537thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,919thLargest Populations: 8,143rdTop
Most Secular: 14,984thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,337th
Largest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 17th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 34th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 41st in the regionMost Inclusive: 44th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 62nd in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionLargest Populations: 87th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 108th in the region

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