by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,452ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,123rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,733rd
The Republic of
Moralistic Democracy
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Hows

Population3.694 billion

Currencykrona
Animalswan

The Republic of Hows is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-working, devout population of 3.694 billion Howsians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Howsian economy, worth 475 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 128,698 kronor, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 749,994 per year while the poor average 10,415, a ratio of 72.0 to 1.

The Small Council has more than a little influence, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat, and supervisors in Hows commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hows's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hows is ranked 12,557th in the world and 38th in Forest for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 6,431.41 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,452ndTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,123rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,733rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,212thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,523rdTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 11,483rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,061stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,557thLargest Black Market: 12,666thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,609thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,799thMost Developed: 18,199thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,621stHighest Average Incomes: 19,551stMost Devout: 20,581stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22,576thMost Efficient Economies: 22,597th
Top
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionMost Conservative: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 46th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hows, supervisors in Hows commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence.
  • : Following new legislation in Hows, the nation's best artists are considered pretty easy to beat.
  • : Following new legislation in Hows, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Hows, the Small Council has more than a little influence.
  • : Following new legislation in Hows, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.
  • : Hows was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Hows's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Hows relocated from Osiris to Forest.
  • : Hows was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Hows ceased to exist in Forest.

More...

View Forum posts

Report