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The 9th of August Revolution of Honeydewistania

“Cash, Capital and Cantaloupes”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Location: Lazarus

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The 9th of August Revolution of Honeydewistania is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Marcel Fraser with an even hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 6.177 billion Honeydewistanians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Honeydewopolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Honeydewistanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,368 trillion rokkyivs a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 221,602 rokkyivs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 718,507 per year while the poor average 51,572, a ratio of 13.9 to 1.

Grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, a signed affidavit from a prominent anti-corruption advocate declares that he is in fact a crook after all, and vehicle strikes into low bridges are on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Honeydewistania's national animal is the sheep, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is earning money.

Honeydewistania is ranked 126,997th in the world and 4,141st in Lazarus for Most Primitive, scoring -68.85 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 161stLargest Retail Industry: 269thHighest Crime Rates: 369thMost Armed: 371stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 419thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 462ndMost Secular: 493rdRudest Citizens: 500thFattest Citizens: 506thLargest Gambling Industry: 571stMost Avoided: 584thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 631stNudest: 701stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 853rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 922ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,145thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,360thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,881stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,930thMost Efficient Economies: 1,950thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,221stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,360thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,610thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,703rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,211thHighest Average Incomes: 4,743rdMost Influential: 5,378thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,526thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,980thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,412thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,457thHighest Economic Output: 11,941stHighest Drug Use: 17,487thMost Pro-Market: 17,715thLargest Black Market: 20,167th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Avoided: 27th in the regionNudest: 32nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 69th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 105th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 107th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 118th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 126th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 129th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 139th in the regionMost Influential: 169th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 206th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 238th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 244th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 321st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 372nd in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 465th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 545th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 599th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 638th in the region

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