by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 155thMost Ignorant Citizens: 168thMost Devout: 206th
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Population4.489 billion



The Dogtatorship of Hoochlandia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its triple-decker prams, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.489 billion Hoochlandians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Barkampton. The average income tax rate is 89.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Hoochlandian economy, worth 656 trillion dogfoods a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,197 dogfoods, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned, it turns out that money can buy you happiness, the banshee wail foretells skies of death, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Hoochlandia's national animal is the dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hauhauism.

Hoochlandia is ranked 29,530th in the world and 204th in Forest for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 6.37 Bank.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 155thMost Ignorant Citizens: 168thMost Devout: 206thMost Primitive: 448thMost Subsidized Industry: 469thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,093rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,713thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,976thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,002ndBest Weather: 2,053rdTop
Largest Black Market: 3,111thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,296thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,402ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,767thMost Influential: 4,157thMost Avoided: 6,395thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,545thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,423rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,218thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,004thHighest Average Incomes: 15,135thLargest Governments: 17,050thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,175th
Most Devout: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 23rd in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 44th in the region

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