by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,523rdMost Conservative: 5,864thLargest Mining Sector: 8,495th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pain is for the weak
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population382 million


AnimalGuinea Pig

The Oppressed Peoples of HMS NHS is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, parental licensing program, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 382 million Patients are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightingale. The average income tax rate is 41.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patientien economy, worth 41.9 trillion Viruses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 109,732 Viruses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government snoops on private internet connections, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, burning members of the Order of Violet is the nation's favorite pastime, and political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HMS NHS's national animal is the Guinea Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

HMS NHS is ranked 53,565th in the world and 86th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Pro-Market, scoring 58.22 on the Rand Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 3,523rdMost Conservative: 5,864thLargest Mining Sector: 8,495thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,764thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,459thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,669thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,675thLargest Retail Industry: 17,496thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,531stMost Secular: 18,914thMost Authoritarian: 19,287thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,748th

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