by Max Barry

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Most Cultured: 5,029thMost Developed: 5,812thSafest: 6,410th
The Intergalactic Covenant of
New York Times Democracy
Quack for the Quacklord
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.843 billion

CapitalPond City


The Intergalactic Covenant of Haistinland is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its unlimited-speed roads, pith helmet sales, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.843 billion Haistinlandians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pond City. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Haistinlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,171 trillion ducklings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 149,387 ducklings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves, the sanitised and dull music festivals of Haistinland are famed for their reasonable volume levels, and fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haistinland's national animal is the duck, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Haistinland is ranked 193,728th in the world and 109th in Equilism for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -10.39 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Cultured: 5,029thMost Developed: 5,812thSafest: 6,410thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,702ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,952ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,138thSmartest Citizens: 7,276thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,400thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,494thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,672ndMost Armed: 7,939thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,578thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,606thLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,673rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,683rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,915thLargest Governments: 9,016thHealthiest Citizens: 9,136thNicest Citizens: 9,421stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,687thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,709thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,422ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,473rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,773rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,889thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,899thMost Influential: 12,061stHighest Average Incomes: 13,562ndMost Inclusive: 13,794thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,144thHighest Economic Output: 14,144thMost Secular: 14,563rdBest Weather: 15,860thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,737thMost Stationary: 17,448th
Most Armed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Haistinland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Haistinland lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.
  • : Haistinland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Haistinland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Salaxalans".
  • : Haistinland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
  • : Haistinland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : Haistinland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Apulita".
  • : Haistinland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Regulating Desalination".
  • : Haistinland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Language and Education Rights for Deaf Individuals".
  • : Haistinland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend 9003".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: None.

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