by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,063rdMost Influential: 1,506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,074th
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Hollow Temple

Population1.567 billion

CapitalStone Basin


The Holy Empire of Hollow Temple is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, ban on automobiles, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.567 billion Hollow Templeans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stone Basin. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hollow Templean economy, worth 166 trillion Cinders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 106,243 Cinders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, every week is blindness awareness week, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and the space program has been scrapped in order to focus on more terrestrial pursuits. Crime is totally unknown. Hollow Temple's national animal is the Imp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hollow Temple is ranked 12,472nd in the world and 680th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 117.63 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,063rdMost Influential: 1,506thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,074thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,451stMost Pacifist: 3,296thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,983rdNicest Citizens: 4,462ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,484thMost Inclusive: 4,610thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,680thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,463rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,564thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,638thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,764thMost Income Equality: 7,846thMost Cultured: 8,129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,233rdMost Devout: 8,793rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,632ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,247thTop
Largest Governments: 10,986thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,082ndLongest Average Lifespans: 11,260thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,750thSafest: 12,472ndSmartest Citizens: 14,322ndMost Subsidized Industry: 14,721stBest Weather: 16,246thHealthiest Citizens: 16,692ndLowest Crime Rates: 17,762ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 18,166thMost Developed: 18,689th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 118th in the regionMost Pacifist: 197th in the regionNicest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 269th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Inclusive: 284th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 305th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 313th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 315th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 316th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 344th in the regionMost Devout: 348th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 367th in the regionMost Income Equality: 402nd in the regionMost Cultured: 404th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 446th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 483rd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 520th in the regionNudest: 540th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 591st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 607th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 611th in the regionMost Influential: 612th in the regionSafest: 680th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 690th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 697th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 755th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 773rd in the regionBest Weather: 830th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 842nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 870th in the regionMost Developed: 944th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 979th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 997th in the region

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