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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,479thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,323rdMost Devout: 18,989th
The Theocracy of
Corporate Police State
Long live God
Pope Michael
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Holu Terns

Population2.766 billion

CapitalVatikan
LeaderPope Michael
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyUSB
AnimalAngel

The Theocracy of The Holu Terns is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Pope Michael with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and compulsory military service. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.766 billion Holu Ternsians 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 relatively small, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vatikan. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.4%.

The thriving Holu Ternsian economy, worth 184 trillion USBS a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 66,645 USBS, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 245,146 per year while the poor average 12,806, a ratio of 19.1 to 1.

The youth vote is only counted when kindergarten teachers ask who drew the best picture, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, and works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holu Terns's national animal is the Angel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Holu Terns is ranked 229,689th in the world and 331st in Oneid for Most Beautiful Environments, with 70.22 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,479thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,323rdMost Devout: 18,989thFattest Citizens: 23,343rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 32nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Holu Terns was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, the nation's student exchange programs are something of a one way street.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, the youth vote is only counted when kindergarten teachers ask who drew the best picture.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : The Holu Terns changed its national capital to "Vatikan", its faith to "Catholicism", and its leader to "Pope Michael".
  • : The Holu Terns was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, the fattest folk in The Holu Terns look to be the happiest ones.
  • : Following new legislation in The Holu Terns, the nation's school children are fluent in Klingon but lack basic mathematical skills.

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