by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 971stMost Influential: 2,102ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,126th
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Hollow Temple

Population1.068 billion

CapitalStone Basin


The Holy Empire of Hollow Temple is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.068 billion Hollow Templeans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stone Basin. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Hollow Templean economy, worth 113 trillion Cinders 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 led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 105,942 Cinders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals, passengers often cause a stink on public transport, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, and bronze and marble supplies are running low as sculptors depict full-figured subjects. Crime is totally unknown. Hollow Temple's national animal is the Imp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hollow Temple is ranked 9,622nd in the world and 328th in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 8 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 971stTop
Most Influential: 2,102ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,126thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,458thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,165thMost Pacifist: 3,332ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,571stNicest Citizens: 4,656thMost Inclusive: 4,826thMost Income Equality: 6,386thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,438thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,064thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,246thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,909thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,304thMost Devout: 8,720thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,868thTop
Most Cultured: 9,271stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,369thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,622ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,118thLargest Governments: 11,676thSafest: 11,837thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,933rdMost Beautiful Environments: 12,794thSmartest Citizens: 13,238thMost Politically Free: 13,270thHealthiest Citizens: 15,167thLeast Corrupt Governments: 15,299thBest Weather: 16,183rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,212thLowest Crime Rates: 17,757th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 114th in the regionMost Pacifist: 189th in the regionMost Politically Free: 264th in the regionNicest Citizens: 264th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 273rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 303rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 307th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 324th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 328th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 335th in the regionMost Devout: 352nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 353rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 362nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 418th in the regionMost Income Equality: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 447th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 463rd in the regionLargest Governments: 554th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 614th in the regionSafest: 622nd in the regionNudest: 635th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 638th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 661st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 678th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 682nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 697th in the regionMost Influential: 701st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 759th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 802nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 807th in the regionBest Weather: 846th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 859th in the region

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