by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,028thMost Influential: 1,414thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,047th
The Holy Empire of
Left-wing Utopia
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Hollow Temple

Population1.802 billion

CapitalStone Basin


The Holy Empire of Hollow Temple is a massive, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its lack of airports, fear of technology, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 1.802 billion Hollow Templeans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stone Basin. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Hollow Templean economy, worth 193 trillion Cinders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 107,260 Cinders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Hollow Templean flag qualifies you for citizenship, the government is giving peace a chance, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and board shorts have replaced board rooms. Crime is totally unknown. Hollow Temple's national animal is the Imp, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hollow Temple is ranked 197,950th in the world and 8,671st in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 5.87 Obesity Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,028thMost Influential: 1,414thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,047thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,462ndMost Pacifist: 3,126thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,981stNicest Citizens: 4,425thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,470thMost Inclusive: 4,522ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,351stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,045thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,179thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,300thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,465thMost Cultured: 8,071stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,151stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,191stMost Devout: 9,458thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,617thMost Income Equality: 10,037thTop
Largest Governments: 10,647thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,676thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,982ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,016thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,082ndSafest: 11,723rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,539thSmartest Citizens: 14,129thBest Weather: 14,288thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,384thHealthiest Citizens: 16,397thMost Developed: 16,860thLowest Crime Rates: 18,165th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 117th in the regionMost Pacifist: 185th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 260th in the regionNicest Citizens: 262nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 277th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 283rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 285th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 305th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 308th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 310th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 357th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 362nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 379th in the regionMost Devout: 387th in the regionMost Cultured: 423rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 438th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 520th in the regionNudest: 564th in the regionMost Influential: 585th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 585th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 586th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 611th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 626th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 627th in the regionSafest: 631st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 681st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 683rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 701st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 715th in the regionBest Weather: 746th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 757th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 851st in the regionMost Developed: 894th in the region

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