by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 208thMost Ignorant Citizens: 219thLargest Gambling Industry: 234th
The Community of
Corporate Police State
Do ya wanna get stabbed cause ur gonna get stabbed!
The Grand Master Bogan
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Huntfield-Hackham Bogans

Population5.964 billion

CapitalElizabeth-Salisbury Housing Trust Zone
LeaderThe Grand Master Bogan
FaithThe Cult of the Dole Queue

CurrencyCentrelink Dole Payment
AnimalCentrelink Worker

The Community of Huntfield-Hackham Bogans is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Grand Master Bogan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, fear of technology, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.964 billion Dole Bludgers are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elizabeth-Salisbury Housing Trust Zone. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Bogan economy, worth a remarkable 1,395 trillion Centrelink Dole Payments a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 233,954 Centrelink Dole Payments, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,166,412 per year while the poor average 2,423, a ratio of 893 to 1.

Surfers ride tsunamis of record height and toxicity, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that she is in fact a crook after all, police reduce their paperwork by refusing to arrest anyone, and foreign governments regularly accuse the Bogan military of war crimes. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Huntfield-Hackham Bogans's national animal is the Centrelink Worker, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Cult of the Dole Queue.

Huntfield-Hackham Bogans is ranked 68,690th in the world and 9th in Door Monster Entertainment for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 4,207.72 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 208thMost Ignorant Citizens: 219thLargest Gambling Industry: 234thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 240thMost Armed: 267thFattest Citizens: 300thHighest Crime Rates: 387thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 502ndMost Avoided: 521stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 572ndLargest Retail Industry: 604thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 652ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,064thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,262ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,345thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,654thMost Primitive: 1,672ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,682ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,695thTop
Rudest Citizens: 1,865thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,973rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,043rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,049thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,057thNudest: 4,102ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,120thMost Efficient Economies: 5,381stMost Devout: 5,609thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,240thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,023rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,501stMost Stationary: 15,744thMost Pro-Market: 17,007thHighest Drug Use: 17,534thLargest Black Market: 17,693rd
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the region

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