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Most Influential: 3,167thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,448thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,286th
The Cluncil and Helth Shop of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
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HMS NHS

Population2.159 billion

CapitalNightingale
LeaderQueen Ava of Nightingale
FaithScientism

CurrencyVirus
AnimalGuinea Pig

The Cluncil and Helth Shop of HMS NHS is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Ava of Nightingale with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.159 billion Patients are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightingale. The average income tax rate is 66.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Patientien economy, worth 269 trillion Viruses a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 124,616 Viruses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HMS NHS's national animal is the Guinea Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Scientism.

HMS NHS is ranked 6,286th in the world and 43rd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 6,387.32 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Influential: 3,167thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,448thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,286thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,848thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,680thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,599thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,708thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,405thTop
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Largest Black Market: 12,666thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,477thLargest Retail Industry: 13,588thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,317thMost Developed: 16,873rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,873rdLargest Mining Sector: 16,962ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,490thMost Secular: 20,269thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,358thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,581stMost Conservative: 21,583rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,731stMost Efficient Economies: 22,767th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 23rd in the region

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