by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics

Advertisement

Highest Disposable Incomes: 6,176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,670thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,779th
The Corporate Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Panem et Circenses
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Holdac

Population1.891 billion

CapitalVandame

CurrencyCanto Credit
AnimalBrown Bear

The Corporate Republic of Holdac is a massive, orderly nation, notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, infamous sell-swords, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.891 billion Holdanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vandame. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Holdacian economy, worth 220 trillion Canto Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 116,793 Canto Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 377,463 per year while the poor average 27,309, a ratio of 13.8 to 1.

Farting etiquette is taught in schools, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park, traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, and the cancellation of "The Real Vixens of Vandame" has been described as a real blow for entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holdac's national animal is the Brown Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Holdac is ranked 36,663rd in the world and 1,214th in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 67 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 6,176thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,670thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,779thTop
10%
Most Corrupt Governments: 10,542ndLargest Retail Industry: 11,968thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,048thMost Avoided: 14,183rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,909thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,501stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,252ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,128thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,312thMost Secular: 19,544thLargest Black Market: 20,414th
Top
5%
Highest Disposable Incomes: 134th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 204th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 327th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 345th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 348th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 424th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 439th in the regionLargest Black Market: 441st in the regionMost Avoided: 460th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 462nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 549th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 571st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 636th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 641st in the regionMost Secular: 658th in the regionMost Developed: 677th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 764th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 827th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Holdac's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Holdac lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Developed.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Holdac was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.

More...

View Forum posts

Report