by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 333rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,083rd
The Musicmakers of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
I'm not a doctor, I just think I am.
Civil Rights
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Population8.922 billion



The Musicmakers of Hiachijan is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Noxi-Cyzat with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 8.922 billion Ythijen 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Exai. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ythijen economy, worth a remarkable 2,016 trillion credits a year, is fairly diversified and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 226,014 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's forests are full of treasure hunters in military-grade survival gear, the moon's craters are more numerous every day, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, and scaffolding is built around scaffolding to give safe access. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hiachijan's national animal is the tardigrade, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hiachijan is ranked 205,680th in the world and 7,570th in Balder for Most Primitive, scoring -858.14 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Secular: 333rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 987thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,083rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,140thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,155thLargest Governments: 1,178thMost Developed: 1,219thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,512thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,551stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,615thSmartest Citizens: 1,757thHealthiest Citizens: 1,772ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,903rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,985thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,107thSafest: 2,259thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,303rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,373rdMost Armed: 2,617thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,628thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,629thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,158thRudest Citizens: 3,512thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,301stHighest Average Incomes: 4,483rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,620thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,231stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,184thHighest Economic Output: 7,403rdBest Weather: 9,180thMost Cultured: 9,508thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,778thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,780thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,676thMost Inclusive: 11,965thHighest Drug Use: 17,164th
Most Secular: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 43rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 66th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 77th in the regionSafest: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 88th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 90th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 94th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 101st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 106th in the regionMost Armed: 123rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 124th in the regionRudest Citizens: 157th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 186th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 243rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 276th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 298th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 317th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 420th in the regionBest Weather: 493rd in the regionMost Cultured: 499th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 544th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 555th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 579th in the regionMost Inclusive: 615th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Hiachijan's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Hiachijan's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Hiachijan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens, Highest Average Tax Rates, Most Extensive Public Healthcare, Longest Average Lifespans, and Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Hiachijan's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Hiachijan was refounded in Balder.
  • : Hiachijan ceased to exist in Axiom Supercluster.
  • : Hiachijan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.
  • : Hiachijan published "Stellar Neighborhood" (Factbook: Geography).
  • : Hiachijan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Hiachijan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.


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