by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,663rdMost Influential: 10,403rdMost Pacifist: 15,055th
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New Hamchester

Population304 million


The Empire of New Hamchester is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 304 million New Hamchesterians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 20.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient New Hamchesterian economy, worth 11.7 trillion bitcoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,600 bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire, Dove is one of the most popular forenames in New Hamchester, and concussed doveball players cannot remember their lineup position. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. New Hamchester's national animal is the dove.

New Hamchester is ranked 155,017th in the world and 7,587th in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -2.48 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,663rdMost Influential: 10,403rdTop
Most Pacifist: 15,055thMost Politically Free: 15,869thSafest: 19,161st
Most Politically Free: 331st in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 831st in the region

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