by Max Barry

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,826thMost Devout: 12,274thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,866th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
From Many rise One
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Imperial Grand Holy Bar Stool

Population3.906 billion

CurrencyGolden Bottle Caps
AnimalBar Stool

The Holy Empire of Imperial Grand Holy Bar Stool is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.906 billion Drunkards are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Spirituality, although Law & Order, Administration, and Defense are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 60.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Imperial Grand Holy Bar Stoolian economy, worth 146 trillion Golden Bottle Caps a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 37,582 Golden Bottle Caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Costumed characters wearing Maxtopian Grass leaves remind citizens that the government now sells the green stuff, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts, cricket farmers use magnifying glasses to fit every member of their herd with tiny tracking tags, and political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Imperial Grand Holy Bar Stool's national animal is the Bar Stool, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Imperial Grand Holy Bar Stool is ranked 142,034th in the world and 1st in The Grand Holy Bar Stool of McStooley for Most Pro-Market, scoring 32.5 on the Rand Index.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,826thTop
Most Devout: 12,274thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,866thMost Authoritarian: 13,416thBest Weather: 17,131stMost Conservative: 17,509thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,624th

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