by Max Barry

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 6,031stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,847thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,583rd
The Corporate Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Panem et Circenses
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.051 billion


CurrencyCanto Credit
AnimalBrown Bear

The Corporate Republic of Holdac is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.051 billion Holdanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vandame. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Holdacian economy, worth 239 trillion Canto Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 116,793 Canto Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 377,463 per year while the poor average 27,309, a ratio of 13.8 to 1.

Farting etiquette is taught in schools, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, and the cancellation of "The Real Vixens of Vandame" has been described as a real blow for entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holdac's national animal is the Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Holdac is ranked 76,110th in the world and 3,628th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,575.13 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 6,031stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,847thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,583rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,699thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,715thLargest Retail Industry: 12,267thMost Avoided: 14,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,927thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,156thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,480thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,509thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,406thMost Secular: 19,812thLargest Black Market: 20,530th
Highest Disposable Incomes: 231st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 301st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 380th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 424th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 466th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 595th in the regionMost Avoided: 609th in the regionLargest Black Market: 641st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 665th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 704th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 714th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 829th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Holdac's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Holdac lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Holdac relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Holdac's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Holdac's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, and Highest Disposable Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced and Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Holdac's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Holdac was refounded in Balder.
  • : Holdac ceased to exist in The East Pacific.


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