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The City-State Federation of Houbur

“Neutrality does not mean Pacifism”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The City-State Federation of Houbur is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Tsui Erikson with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.688 billion Houbuvi 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 large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thermdale. The average income tax rate is 82.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Houbuvian economy, worth 263 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 155,813 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint, executions are marked by quiet dignity and maybe a final round or two of whist, euthanasia is legal, and cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Houbur's national animal is the Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Houbur is ranked 35,773rd in the world and 159th in 10000 Islands for Highest Drug Use, scoring 104.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,607thMost Influential: 3,261stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,744thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,243rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,505thMost Pacifist: 6,325thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,332ndSafest: 6,550thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,197thNicest Citizens: 8,676thMost Developed: 9,047thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,086thHealthiest Citizens: 9,268thMost Efficient Economies: 9,385thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,405thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,787thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,873rdHighest Poor Incomes: 10,438thRudest Citizens: 10,589thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,614thLargest Governments: 10,689thMost Inclusive: 10,712thSmartest Citizens: 11,012thLargest Retail Industry: 11,203rdHighest Food Quality: 11,383rdBest Weather: 12,349thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,541stTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 13,063rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,333rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,479thMost Secular: 13,751stHighest Average Incomes: 13,976thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,214thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,460thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,876thMost Cultured: 17,220thLargest Agricultural Sector: 25,822nd
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 89th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionSafest: 126th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 132nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 137th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the region

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