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Most Primitive: 346thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,103rdMost Devout: 1,937th
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Holma

Population765 million

CapitalAngel's Wait

CurrencyDrumm
AnimalCrow

The Kingdom of Holma is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, zero percent divorce rate, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 765 million Holmen 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, although Law & Order, Defense, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Angel's Wait. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Holman economy, worth 36.9 trillion Drumms a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 48,216 Drumms, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, the religious lobby has the power of veto over health initiatives, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, and police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holma's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Holma is ranked 66,242nd in the world and 1,006th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Crime Rates, with 66.5 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Primitive: 346thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,103rdMost Devout: 1,937thTop
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Most Armed: 5,415thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,454thBest Weather: 8,891stTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13,618thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,921stMost Conservative: 18,145thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,447thMost Influential: 20,428thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,687th
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 136th in the regionLargest Black Market: 144th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Conservative: 153rd in the regionBest Weather: 172nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 203rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holma was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, police pull people off the street for even mentioning the word plane.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, the religious lobby has the power of veto over health initiatives.
  • : Holma voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist.
  • : Holma voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Holmen.

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