by Max Barry

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Largest Populations: 4,438thMost Primitive: 5,244thMost Stationary: 6,311th
The Ghosts of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Nation is for life not just Christmas
Eminence Grise
Diplomacy Officer
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Xmas Past

Population27.818 billion


The Ghosts of Xmas Past is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its lack of airports, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 27.818 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 1,974 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 197,361st in the world and 8th in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.51 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Populations: 4,438thMost Primitive: 5,244thMost Stationary: 6,311thLargest Black Market: 6,759thHighest Economic Output: 10,396thTop
Most Influential: 15,364thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,725thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,108thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,472ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 24,309thMost Corrupt Governments: 27,785th
Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the region

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