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Largest Retail Industry: 1,229thRudest Citizens: 1,320thMost Avoided: 1,392nd
The Kingdom of
Compulsory Consumerist State
We are sovereign
Prime Minister Harold Lawson
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Hoyerlay

Population3.964 billion

CapitalRowigath
LeaderPrime Minister Harold Lawson
FaithIslam

Currencybavomegem
Animalbeaver

The Kingdom of Hoyerlay is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Harold Lawson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.964 billion Hoyerlayians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rowigath. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Hoyerlayian economy, worth 787 trillion bavomegems a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 198,738 bavomegems, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,164,237 per year while the poor average 15,885, a ratio of 73.3 to 1.

A video of Prime Minister Harold Lawson wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing, bleach is the nation's most common pesticide, and people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hoyerlay's national animal is the beaver, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Islam.

Hoyerlay is ranked 229,558th in the world and 1st in Hoyerlayian Grand Commonwealth for Least Corrupt Governments, with 57.15 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 1,229thRudest Citizens: 1,320thMost Avoided: 1,392ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,548thTop
5%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,523rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,871stFattest Citizens: 3,322ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,970thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,981stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,248thMost Efficient Economies: 4,691stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,219thMost Devout: 6,470thHighest Average Incomes: 6,772ndMost Rebellious Youth: 6,977thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,572ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,709thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,043rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,367thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,482ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,945thTop
10%
Most Armed: 12,742ndLargest Publishing Industry: 13,302ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,404thLargest Black Market: 13,530thMost Cultured: 13,608thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,406thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,999thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,291stMost Pro-Market: 18,144thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,392ndLargest Governments: 19,422ndSmartest Citizens: 23,027thHighest Economic Output: 23,501st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour.
  • : Hoyerlay was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, bleach is the nation's most common pesticide.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, ports have ground to a halt as no boat can reach them without trespassing.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, a video of Prime Minister Harold Lawson wearing shock-blue face paint and smashing an electric guitar in front of a frenzied crowd is on endless repeat on the nightly news.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, wars of expansion are described as "peacekeeping operations".
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, acute politicians deride opposition members for being obtuse.
  • : Following new legislation in Hoyerlay, uploading purple prose to social media earns a place on a government watchlist.
  • : Hoyerlay agreed to construct embassies between Hoyerlayian Grand Commonwealth and Guinea Kiribati.
  • : Hoyerlay agreed to construct embassies between Hoyerlayian Grand Commonwealth and Oneid.

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