by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 2,680thLargest Populations: 4,637thLargest Black Market: 5,345th
The Ghosts of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Nation is for life not just Christmas
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Xmas Past

Population24.875 billion


The Ghosts of Xmas Past is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, lack of airports, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 24.875 billion Xmas Pastians 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 Industry, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 35.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Xmas Pastian economy, worth a remarkable 1,765 trillion hollies a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 70,982 hollies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Some of the country's most famous photographers are animals, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, there's a bright dawn ahead for Xmas Past, and business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Xmas Past's national animal is the ivy, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Xmas Past is ranked 183,629th in the world and 8th in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 27.2 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Primitive: 2,680thLargest Populations: 4,637thLargest Black Market: 5,345thMost Stationary: 7,305thHighest Economic Output: 10,213thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 15,615thMost Ignorant Citizens: 16,165thMost Influential: 16,418thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,429thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,665thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,730th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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