by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 249th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 281st Largest Publishing Industry: 599th
The Agrarian Distributist State of
Corporate Bordello
♪When will there be a harvest for the world?♪
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population11.914 billion

CapitalHavilland-Presper Park
LeaderFirst Alderman Hjalmar Kjærsgaard


The Agrarian Distributist State of Havilland is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by First Alderman Hjalmar Kjærsgaard with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.914 billion Havillanders are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Education, with Administration, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Havilland-Presper Park. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Havillan economy, worth a remarkable 2,224 trillion hursts a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 186,730 hursts, with the richest citizens earning 9.5 times as much as the poorest.

Families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, many in Havilland are born in the purple, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles, and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime is totally unknown. Havilland's national animal is the snipe, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Havilland is ranked 62,306th in the world and 35th in Right to Life for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,356.01 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 249thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 281stLargest Publishing Industry: 599thMost Devout: 615thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 758thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 945thSafest: 960thMost Cheerful Citizens: 964thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,459thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,782ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,954thNicest Citizens: 2,021stMost Cultured: 2,066thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,800thSmartest Citizens: 3,049thMost Developed: 3,053rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,090thMost Efficient Economies: 3,154thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,228thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,304thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,449thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,170thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,288thHighest Economic Output: 5,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,475thHealthiest Citizens: 6,334thHighest Average Incomes: 7,027thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,588thTop
Most Pacifist: 8,689thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,961stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,442ndLowest Crime Rates: 12,639thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,330th
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Havilland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Havilland lodged a message on the Right to Life Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Havilland, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Havilland, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles.
  • : Following new legislation in Havilland, many in Havilland are born in the purple.
  • : Havilland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Havilland lodged a message on the Right to Life Regional Message Board.
  • : Havilland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Havilland's influence in Right to Life rose from "Hatchling" to "Squire".
  • : Havilland lodged a message on the Right to Life Regional Message Board.


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