by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,273rdHighest Drug Use: 1,702ndHighest Crime Rates: 2,047th
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Population546 million


The Free Land of Hiems is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 546 million Hiemsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Hiemsian economy, worth 57.6 trillion Crystals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 105,501 Crystals, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 501,756 per year while the poor average 13,063, a ratio of 38.4 to 1.

A government program is underway to revitalize Hiems's beaches, Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls, and murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hiems's national animal is the Orca, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Hiems is ranked 23,509th in the world and 482nd in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 77.11 on the Rand Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,273rdHighest Drug Use: 1,702ndHighest Crime Rates: 2,047thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,502ndMost Influential: 2,867thRudest Citizens: 2,998thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,440thLargest Retail Industry: 4,622ndFattest Citizens: 5,507thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,237thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,972ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,209thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,734thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,885thMost Avoided: 8,310thMost Armed: 8,691stLargest Gambling Industry: 8,755thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,466thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,449thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,903rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,104th
Highest Drug Use: 23rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 41st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 62nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 73rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 100th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 118th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 119th in the regionFattest Citizens: 121st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 138th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 153rd in the regionMost Armed: 155th in the regionMost Avoided: 157th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 176th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 177th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 245th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 262nd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 317th in the regionMost Politically Free: 383rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 408th in the regionLargest Black Market: 465th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 482nd in the regionMost Extreme: 484th in the regionMost Cultured: 495th in the region

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