by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 4,107thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,830thHealthiest Citizens: 9,672nd
The United Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Character is Destiny
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population5.745 billion


AnimalBarn Owl

The United Republic of Havenburghe is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.745 billion Havenese love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greenwhich. The average income tax rate is 58.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Havenese economy, worth 609 trillion Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 106,096 Sterlings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

H-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, exceptionally healthy police officers can sprint after crooks for hours on end, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and the Havenese delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Havenburghe's national animal is the Barn Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Havenburghe is ranked 27,568th in the world and 1st in The Puppeteers Closet for Lowest Crime Rates, with 76.6 law-abiding acts per hour.

Least Corrupt Governments: 4,107thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,830thHealthiest Citizens: 9,672ndBest Weather: 9,792ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,218thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12,965thMost Secular: 13,286thSmartest Citizens: 13,336thNicest Citizens: 14,295thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,889thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,182ndMost Developed: 15,296thSafest: 15,510thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,602ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,622ndMost Inclusive: 17,342ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,079thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,479thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,190thHighest Food Quality: 20,236thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,251st

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