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Rudest Citizens: 647thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,602ndMost Inclusive: 1,610th
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Holmani

Population4.241 billion

CapitalYorvik
LeaderThe glorious council of thirteen

Currencyguilder
AnimalEagle

The Grand Duchy of Holmani is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The glorious council of thirteen with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 4.241 billion Holmanians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Welfare, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yorvik. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Holmanian economy, worth 952 trillion guilders a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 224,509 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Holmani, and sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself. Crime is totally unknown. Holmani's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Holmani is ranked 135,651st in the world and 2,984th in the West Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.3 Weapons Per Person.

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Rudest Citizens: 647thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,602ndMost Inclusive: 1,610thMost Influential: 1,807thHighest Food Quality: 1,965thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,176thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,438thMost Cultured: 2,439thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,782ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,845thSmartest Citizens: 3,255thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,382ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,771stMost Developed: 3,841stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,586thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,605thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,723rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,831stHighest Average Incomes: 4,843rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,902ndNicest Citizens: 6,052ndLargest Welfare Programs: 6,478thLargest Governments: 6,816thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,875thMost Efficient Economies: 7,591stMost Secular: 9,227thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,616thBest Weather: 9,878thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,234thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,386thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 12,302ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,128thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,267thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,464thMost Pacifist: 15,242ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,656thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,929thHighest Economic Output: 19,811thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,853rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,992ndHealthiest Citizens: 22,047thHighest Disposable Incomes: 22,441st
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Most Influential: 18th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 43rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 44th in the regionMost Cultured: 51st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 57th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 62nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 70th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 78th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 87th in the regionMost Developed: 87th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 101st in the regionLargest Governments: 122nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 132nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 141st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 192nd in the regionMost Secular: 203rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 209th in the regionBest Weather: 222nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 227th in the regionNudest: 231st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 265th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 268th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 274th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 295th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 308th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 341st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 350th in the regionMost Politically Free: 350th in the regionMost Stationary: 387th in the regionMost Pacifist: 413th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 482nd in the regionLargest Populations: 532nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holmani was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Jancokk.
  • : Holmani was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Holmani.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, customs officers pretend not to hear shouts of "HELP LET ME OUT!" emerging from diplomatic bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, crossword puzzles have been co-opted as a symbol of racial discrimination.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids.
  • : Holmani was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Holmani endorsed The Kingdom of Namiona.
  • : Following new legislation in Holmani, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 135 » Westwind, Fujai, Greg Tucker, Sensorland, Kisovec, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Glorious Existence, Lynier, Wickedly evil people, Gryphonian Alliance, Ferroia, Atopias, Liberillia, Twisted Duality, Mathematania, Tropical Isles, Common Good, Pandaland II, Dilber, Arnic, New Belia, Greynne, Kittenlicious, Atheist States of Philippines, Archonina, Sindria, Condonohia, Akshireuya, Psikuta, Fumafuma, Cro Magnon, Fuentana, Sultanat of Turkistan, Comia Noracon, Triestine, Probablynotverygoodistan, Vlobbania, Wyndward, Mirchusko, The Undivided, Leukogeras, The Father-Land, Svanland, Dreamers for Hope, Kalla, Constantinopolisia, Acropylae, Marina Nova, Xupqeu, DiscGolfLand, and 85 others.Moriari, Loegries, Ingentis Novus, The Technocratic Ideas, Thyrall, Einherfell, Kiensu, Ellcrys, Bodusse, Fallgriffin, Concordia Ymir, Albyion Kingdom, Athrid HullHund, The Isle of Burgrass, IndyCar Racing, Matism, Escapitania, The North American Assembly, Granducato Toscana, Gottlands, Mediobogdum, The Rega, Zoran, Q The Almighty, Fallen Iron Duke, Inner Paniumati, Nas Crustium, New Caterse, Amanohara, Desmosthenes and Burke, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Rivello, Vasilism, Libterraria, Saronistan, Shaktirajya, Anuubis, Romlania, The United Tribes of Bantai, East Swedesia, Kathlenia, Volkason, Dioswania, Willow Gate, Irador, The divisive isolationists, Grand Republic of the Sun, Giovanniland, Weyrland, San Diego Islands, Galaxy Meows, Robbinston, Hamburg Neo, Champaign, Arvladma, Aldesport, BIteland, Squornshelan Remnant States, Yaspica, Orson Welles, Professor thomas, Podium, Bhang Bhang Duc, Zuriath, Isle Royale, Ostrogothaland, Mackieron, San Mazer, Lodiberdade, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Forcaforta, Orcatortugs, Plarland Amex, Weratt, Sirulinuck, The Anti-Social Socialists, Lothundy, Av Libertas Vindex, Dowaesk, Otny, Free Radio States, Santos-Dominius, Terra Socialiste, and Namiona.

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