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Most Primitive: 2,963rdLargest Black Market: 4,692ndLargest Populations: 4,841st
The Ghosts of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A Nation is for life not just Christmas
Influence
Eminence Grise
Historian
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Some

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Xmas Past

Population22.263 billion

Currencyholly
Animalivy

The Ghosts of Xmas Past is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 22.263 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 powerhouse Xmas Pastian economy, worth a remarkable 1,553 trillion hollies a year, is 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 69,787 hollies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife, the public are free to vote for whomever the government wants in office, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds, and the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash. 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 184,480th in the world and 4th in The Kingdom of Burgundy for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -6.44 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Primitive: 2,963rdLargest Black Market: 4,692ndLargest Populations: 4,841stMost Stationary: 8,353rdHighest Economic Output: 10,120thTop
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 14,046thMost Avoided: 14,336thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,710thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,264thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,336th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Xmas Past was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Xmas Past's influence in The Kingdom of Burgundy fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Xmas Past's influence in The Kingdom of Burgundy rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Xmas Past was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Xmas Past was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Xmas Past was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, nouveau riche farmers diligently take care of their golden calf herds.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, the public are free to vote for whomever the government wants in office.
  • : Following new legislation in Xmas Past, parties that are too noisy are broken up to prevent disturbing wildlife.

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