by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,844thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,710thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,345th
The Cluncil and Helth Shop of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Live long and CCDsper
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Population2.391 billion

LeaderQueen Ava of Nightingale

AnimalGuinea Pig

The Cluncil and Helth Shop of HMS NHS is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Ava of Nightingale with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.391 billion 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightingale. The average income tax rate is 65.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patientien economy, worth 299 trillion Viruses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 125,220 Viruses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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, and its national religion is Scientism.

HMS NHS is ranked 6,913th in the world and 74th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 8,944.79 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most Influential: 2,844thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,710thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,913thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,026thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,743rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,758thMost Patriotic: 9,873rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,610thTop
Largest Black Market: 12,220thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,327thLargest Retail Industry: 13,600thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,029thMost Developed: 16,679thLargest Mining Sector: 16,879thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,916thLowest Crime Rates: 17,377thMost Secular: 19,917thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,437thHighest Average Incomes: 21,610thMost Efficient Economies: 22,755th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 20th in the region

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