by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,384th Most Devout: 14,242nd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Sub Patre Vivimus
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population137 million

CurrencyJerichoite Dinar
AnimalSteppe Eagle

The Republic of Hiericho is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic, devout population of 137 million Jerichites are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Spirituality, and Education. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Jerichite economy, worth 4.81 trillion Jerichoite Dinars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. Average income is 35,084 Jerichoite Dinars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, all technology must be personally blessed by religious officials before purchase, the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?", and the weather in Hiericho City is always 'pigeons with a chance of droppings'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hiericho's national animal is the Steppe Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Hiericho is ranked 164,010th in the world and 32nd in The United Union for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -15.65 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,384thTop
Most Devout: 14,242nd
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the region

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