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Most Influential: 2,156th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,887th Most Scientifically Advanced: 4,964th
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Holleervag Islacotil

Population1.873 billion

LeaderDuke Iovinus Eyrie


The Unstable Nation of Holleervag Islacotil is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Duke Iovinus Eyrie with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 1.873 billion Holleervag Islacotilians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Verenia. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Holleervag Islacotilian economy, worth 340 trillion bitcoins a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 181,981 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government, corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics, international trade is a sticky issue, and pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holleervag Islacotil's national animal is the emu, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Holleervag Islacotil is ranked 11,116th in the world and 291st in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 4,310.42 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 2,156thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,887thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,964thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,211thLargest Governments: 5,628thMost Cultured: 5,774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,977thLowest Crime Rates: 6,025thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,055thSmartest Citizens: 6,293rdMost Developed: 6,477thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,756thHighest Average Incomes: 7,513thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,290thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,506thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,382ndHealthiest Citizens: 9,693rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,069thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,102ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,309thMost Efficient Economies: 10,687thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,017thMost Secular: 11,104thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,116thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,759thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,635thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,837thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,403rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,415thLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,060th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 106th in the regionLargest Governments: 133rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 162nd in the regionMost Cultured: 165th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 165th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 169th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 170th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 180th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Influential: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 208th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 246th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 250th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 282nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 291st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 294th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 326th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 355th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 376th in the regionMost Secular: 389th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 405th in the regionRudest Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 440th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 551st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 574th in the regionMost Inclusive: 599th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 603rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Holleervag Islacotil was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, international trade is a sticky issue.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, corporate lawyers are switching careers to the more lucrative field of green politics.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, conspiracy theorists allege Verenia's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, retail stores are known for creating their own oddly-similar holidays in the months preceding any major festivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, no animal is considered endangered if there's another that looks kind of like it.
  • : Following new legislation in Holleervag Islacotil, the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence.


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