by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 346thMost Ignorant Citizens: 755thMost Devout: 3,103rd
The Dominion of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Wolf-time, wind-time, axe-time, sword-time
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population529 million



The Dominion of Heillblod is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 529 million Heillblodians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ageatiboer. The average income tax rate is 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Heillblodian economy, worth 21.4 trillion Penningrs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Gambling, Furniture Restoration, and Pizza Delivery. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 40,484 Penningrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', religious bigotry and a fear of outsiders have replaced religious studies in schools, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, and historical fiction has been banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Heillblod's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Heillblod is ranked 170,344th in the world and 39th in Barbaria for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -10.2 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Primitive: 346thMost Ignorant Citizens: 755thTop
Most Devout: 3,103rdMost Authoritarian: 4,702ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,988thTop
Best Weather: 10,417thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,108thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,621stLargest Welfare Programs: 13,776thMost Extreme: 13,851stMost Conservative: 14,381stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,009thMost Cultured: 17,189thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,504thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,704th
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the region

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