by Max Barry

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Largest Insurance Industry: 5,863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,135thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,439th
The Medical Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Pain is for the weak
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population831 million


AnimalGuinea Pig

The Medical Dictatorship of HMS NHS is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by xhJffnsndh with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 831 million Patients are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightingale. The average income tax rate is 48.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Patientien economy, worth 90.4 trillion Viruses a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 108,814 Viruses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, it is a silent spring in HMS NHS, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, and veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. HMS NHS's national animal is the Guinea Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

HMS NHS is ranked 22,367th in the world and 107th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Highest Poor Incomes, with 68,633.41 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Insurance Industry: 5,863rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,135thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,439thMost Influential: 10,286thLargest Mining Sector: 11,058thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,492ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,553rdMost Conservative: 12,636thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,795thMost Secular: 19,437thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,743rdLargest Retail Industry: 20,215thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,405thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,367th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the region

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