by Max Barry

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,300thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,828thMost Conservative: 18,216th
The United Kingdom of
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Hound XIII

Population1.461 billion


The United Kingdom of Hound XIII is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 1.461 billion Hound XIIIians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare receives no funds. The average income tax rate is 21.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Hound XIIIian economy, worth 51.0 trillion Yafs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 34,883 Yafs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery, the government tells its citizens to 'forgive and forget', citizens must have a license to operate a computer, and a major religion has been named as Hound XIII's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Hound XIII's national animal is the Hound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Hound XIII is ranked 172,688th in the world and 8th in Arienaria for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 49.36 Whatever.

Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,300thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,828thTop
Most Conservative: 18,216th

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