by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,227th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,720th Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,804th
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.552 billion

CurrencyMalphaen Denarius
AnimalDesert Woodrat

The Republic of Horsell2 is a massive, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 4.552 billion Horsell2ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Horsell2ian economy, worth 184 trillion Malphaen Denarii a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 40,600 Malphaen Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, Harry Potter books are banned, and the nation's once beautiful countryside have turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Horsell2's national animal is the Desert Woodrat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Horsell2 is ranked 44,089th in the world and 1st in Not Storage for Most Cultured, scoring 69 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,227thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,720thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,804th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Horsell2's influence in Not Storage rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Horsell2's influence in Not Storage fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Horsell2's influence in Not Storage rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
  • : Horsell2 relocated from Balder to Not Storage.
  • : Horsell2 founded the region Not Storage.
  • : Horsell2 was refounded in Balder.
  • : Horsell2 ceased to exist in Land land.
  • : Horsell2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Horsell2 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Horsell2's influence in Land land rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".


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