by Max Barry

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,695th Most Rebellious Youth: 4,118th Most Cheerful Citizens: 4,736th
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The Free Land of Holykol is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.792 billion Holykolians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Holykol City. The average income tax rate is 92.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Holykolian economy, worth 724 trillion KOLS 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 mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is 73,965 KOLS, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and tourists from around the world come to visit the country's famous rainforests. Crime is totally unknown. Holykol's national animal is the Trololo Man, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Holykol is ranked 170,962nd in the world and 5,166th in Osiris for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -16.31 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Welfare Programs: 3,695thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,118thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,736thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,993rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,112thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,426thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,883rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,920thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,092ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,193rdMost Income Equality: 8,886thBest Weather: 8,887thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,990thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,941stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,893rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,244thNicest Citizens: 12,423rdLargest Governments: 12,840thSmartest Citizens: 13,113thLargest Populations: 13,507thHighest Economic Output: 14,943rdHealthiest Citizens: 15,421stMost Cultured: 15,454thMost Pacifist: 16,630thNudest: 16,882nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 119th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 138th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 144th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 155th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 163rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 208th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 278th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 309th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 310th in the regionBest Weather: 319th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 369th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 398th in the regionLargest Populations: 411th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 418th in the regionNicest Citizens: 429th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 478th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 482nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holykol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Holykol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Holykol's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Holykol's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Holykol's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Holykol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments, Best Weather, Highest Average Tax Rates, Most Advanced Public Transport, and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Holykol's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Holykol altered its national flag.
  • : Holykol was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Holykol ceased to exist.


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