by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,222ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,173rdMost Avoided: 4,022nd
The Nomadic Volkswagen Beetles of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population12.523 billion

LeaderCEO Matthias Müller

Currencygas pedal
Animalflat tire

The Nomadic Volkswagen Beetles of Herby is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by CEO Matthias Müller with an even hand, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 12.523 billion Herbys have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Autobahn. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Herbyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,528 trillion gas pedals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 122,033 gas pedals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 377,382 per year while the poor average 30,424, a ratio of 12.4 to 1.

Census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Herby after the ban on emigration was lifted, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, and everyone hates people who encourage hate. Crime is well under control. Herby's national animal is the flat tire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Herby is ranked 176,317th in the world and 17th in Coalition of Sovereign Nations for Most Authoritarian, with 355.44 milliStalins.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,222ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,173rdMost Avoided: 4,022ndRudest Citizens: 4,215thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,101stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,384thHighest Economic Output: 10,616thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,052ndLargest Black Market: 11,169thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,875thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,734thLargest Mining Sector: 17,229thMost Inclusive: 17,524thMost Efficient Economies: 19,274thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,922ndLargest Populations: 20,061stMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,208thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,033rdMost Secular: 21,059thHighest Average Incomes: 21,857th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the region

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