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Most Authoritarian: 2,382nd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,889th Lowest Crime Rates: 5,090th
The Frozen and Hostile Sector of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Where Holly learned to take over everything.
Holly Lapis Lazuli Nova Aurora Starlight
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Multiverse of Holly Starlight

Population983 million

CapitalIce Palace of Absolute Zero Temperatures
LeaderHolly Lapis Lazuli Nova Aurora Starlight

CurrencyExtremely Endless SSCG Sequence 3 Joule
AnimalNaturally Curious but Very Hostile Holly

The Frozen and Hostile Sector of The Multiverse of Holly Starlight is a huge, genial nation, ruled by Holly Lapis Lazuli Nova Aurora Starlight with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 983 million Holly's Minions are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ice Palace of Absolute Zero Temperatures. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Holly's Minion economy, worth 76.2 trillion Extremely Endless SSCG Sequence 3 Joules 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 led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is 77,499 Extremely Endless SSCG Sequence 3 Joules, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, acupuncture is routinely prescribed for intravenous drug addicts, and incidents involving lethal string attacks have gone way up. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Multiverse of Holly Starlight's national animal is the Naturally Curious but Very Hostile Holly, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Multiverse of Holly Starlight is ranked 78,661st in the world and 22nd in Space Sector RPRA for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 111,739.88 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Authoritarian: 2,382ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,889thLowest Crime Rates: 5,090thMost Conservative: 5,595thMost Extreme: 5,607thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,681stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,823rdBest Weather: 6,515thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,569thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,034thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,113thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,329thLargest Governments: 10,571stLargest Welfare Programs: 10,624thMost Pacifist: 10,865thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,631stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,834thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,791stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,804thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,334thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,813thMost Secular: 13,908th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

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