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Nudest: 1,215th Largest Populations: 5,011th Largest Black Market: 7,282nd
The Ghosts of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Nation is for life not just Christmas
Influence
Eminence Grise
Minister of Figgy Pudding
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Xmas Past

Population20.025 billion

Currencyholly
Animalivy

The Ghosts of Xmas Past is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, complete lack of prisons, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 20.025 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 government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 30.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Xmas Pastian economy, worth a remarkable 1,095 trillion hollies a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Trout Farming, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,682 hollies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm, panicking criminals no longer flush contraband down the toilet, when people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes, and religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention. Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xmas Past's national animal is the ivy, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Xmas Past is ranked 67,789th in the world and 2nd in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 2,142.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 1,215thTop
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Largest Populations: 5,011thLargest Black Market: 7,282ndTop
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Most Stationary: 9,681stMost Primitive: 11,339thHighest Economic Output: 12,521st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, religious turf wars have caused frustrated police to pray for divine intervention.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, when people ask what the difference is between politicians and lawyers they are referred to document c15(iv) section 14.1 subsection 3.2 of the Jan 2015 political category definition guidance codes.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, panicking criminals no longer flush contraband down the toilet.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, hazmat suits are a common Xmas Pastian garb.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, holiday gift-giving is often peppered with songs of praise to morally-questionable televangelists.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, vacationers and business travelers are often warned that they may lose the right to vote if they spend too much time overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, the government provides its citizenry with the same mass produced rations.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, the strong are acquitted and the weak are trampled in trial by an ivy.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, the tax department is having withdrawal symptoms.

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