by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 339th Most Secular: 550th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,011th
The Borderlands of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You win some. You lose some.
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No Hope

Population9.584 billion



The Borderlands of No Hope is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by TaylorJames with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, parental licensing program, and daily referendums. The compassionate, humorless population of 9.584 billion No Hopers have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Disarray. The average income tax rate is 8.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient No Hoper economy, worth a remarkable 1,434 trillion TJS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 149,687 TJS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise, and sex changes are routinely performed at No Hope's hospitals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. No Hope's national animal is the Axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

No Hope is ranked 2,272nd in the world and 13th in Gay for Healthiest Citizens, with 24.15 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 339thMost Secular: 550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,011thMost Efficient Economies: 1,069thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,522ndMost Inclusive: 2,037thHealthiest Citizens: 2,272ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,501stMost Pacifist: 2,976thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,423rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,550thMost Developed: 3,784thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,892ndLongest Average Lifespans: 4,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,576thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,814thSmartest Citizens: 5,031stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,377thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,505thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,717thSafest: 7,073rdMost Beautiful Environments: 7,341stTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7,686thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,013thMost Influential: 8,687thHighest Economic Output: 9,215thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,687thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,333rdBest Weather: 11,816thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,831stHighest Average Incomes: 12,360thLargest Governments: 13,678thMost Cultured: 14,737thNudest: 15,128th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Average: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : No Hope was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, sex changes are routinely performed at No Hope's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, thalassophobia and heliophobia are on the rise.
  • : No Hope voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, insurance companies charge extortionate premiums to cover homes near waterways.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, pocket calculators are seen as status symbols for the ostentatiously wealthy.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, foreign musicians that TaylorJames dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in No Hope, internet moderator is one of the most popular jobs among the nation's more socially awkward citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 6 » Meusia, Iizaarland, Catanthia, Blood Wine, Aleixandria, and Eastern Denmark.

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