by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,622ndNicest Citizens: 5,756thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,900th
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Population2.371 billion

Capitalthe funny

Currencygold coin
Animalnorthern lapwing

The Republic of Haulbowline is a massive, genial nation, ruled by bup with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.371 billion Haulbowliners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the funny. The average income tax rate is 65.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Haulbowlinean economy, worth 265 trillion gold coins a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 111,833 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, relations with Dàguó have warmed from frosty to chilly, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and the newest shade developed by Haulbowline's dye industry has been dubbed 'Agent Orange'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Haulbowline's national animal is the northern lapwing, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Haulbowline is ranked 3,622nd in the world and 196th in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.48 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Least Corrupt Governments: 3,622ndNicest Citizens: 5,756thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,900thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,022ndMost Pacifist: 6,410thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,595thRudest Citizens: 6,737thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,804thMost Inclusive: 9,866thTop
Highest Drug Use: 11,363rdLargest Publishing Industry: 11,742ndMost Developed: 11,772ndSmartest Citizens: 12,092ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,130thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,336thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,513thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,581stMost Cultured: 13,885thLargest Welfare Programs: 14,130thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,414thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,616thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,009thBest Weather: 15,278thSafest: 15,522ndHealthiest Citizens: 15,571stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,862ndHighest Poor Incomes: 17,416thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 20,774th
Highest Drug Use: 133rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 196th in the regionNicest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 262nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 307th in the regionMost Pacifist: 315th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 322nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 333rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 360th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 505th in the regionMost Inclusive: 530th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 656th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 659th in the regionMost Developed: 674th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Haulbowline's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Haulbowline's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Haulbowline changed its national capital to "the funny" and its leader to "bup".
  • : Haulbowline was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Haulbowline ceased to exist in St Abbaddon.
  • : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use and Most Inclusive.
  • : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Haulbowline's influence in St Abbaddon fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Haulbowline was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Haulbowline voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limitation of Inhumane Weaponry".


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