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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,600thMost Influential: 3,269thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,739th
The City-State Federation of
New York Times Democracy
Neutrality does not mean Pacifism
Tsui Erikson
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Houbur

Population1.681 billion

CapitalThermdale
LeaderTsui Erikson

Currencykrona
AnimalPenguin

The City-State Federation of Houbur is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tsui Erikson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.681 billion Houbuvi enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thermdale. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Houbuvian economy, worth 261 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 155,793 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, produce labels read 'may contain traces of food', the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and nude art is becoming wildly popular. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Houbur's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Houbur is ranked 134,365th in the world and 602nd in 10000 Islands for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -1 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,600thMost Influential: 3,269thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,739thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,502ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,545thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,322ndMost Pacifist: 6,418thSafest: 6,558thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,212thNicest Citizens: 8,875thRudest Citizens: 9,028thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,039thMost Developed: 9,105thHealthiest Citizens: 9,127thMost Efficient Economies: 9,382ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,422ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,942ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,998thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,438thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,652ndLargest Governments: 10,683rdMost Inclusive: 10,718thSmartest Citizens: 11,106thLargest Retail Industry: 11,192ndHighest Food Quality: 11,353rdBest Weather: 12,346thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,541stTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 13,308thLowest Crime Rates: 13,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,474thMost Secular: 13,852ndHighest Average Incomes: 13,970thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,042ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,447thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,853rdMost Cultured: 17,232ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,839th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 73rd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 89th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionSafest: 125th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 133rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 138th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionRudest Citizens: 151st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Houbur lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Houbur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, produce labels read 'may contain traces of food'.
  • : Houbur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the smell of napalm in the morning is usually alongside grilled Penguin.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach.

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