by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 3,127thLargest Populations: 4,745thLargest Black Market: 5,655th
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

Population23.732 billion


The Ghosts of Xmas Past is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 23.732 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 1,684 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 70,986 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 113,315th in the world and 2nd in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 1,323.91 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 3,127thLargest Populations: 4,745thLargest Black Market: 5,655thMost Stationary: 7,809thHighest Economic Output: 10,120thTop
Most Avoided: 14,623rdLargest Gambling Industry: 16,575thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,073rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,248thMost Influential: 18,249thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,027thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,624th

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