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Most Primitive: 137thMost Devout: 186thMost Ignorant Citizens: 279th
The Holy Island Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship Communist Dictatorship
For Union of Nation and Soul
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.131 billion

CapitalAngel's Wait
LeaderKing Nestor Lilian II
FaithEastern Orthodoxy


The Holy Island Kingdom of Holma is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by King Nestor Lilian II with an iron fist, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.131 billion Holmen are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized morass — is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Law & Order, Defense, and Environment also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Angel's Wait. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Holman economy, worth 557 trillion Drumms a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,621 Drumms, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drowning sailors are hung out to dry, warning signs caution Holmen where they may fall off 'the edge of the world', amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings, and the government maintains that belief brings greater security than money or a roof. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Holma's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodoxy.

Holma is ranked 260,238th in the world and 1,564th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 0.25 quips per hour.

Most Primitive: 137thMost Devout: 186thMost Ignorant Citizens: 279thMost Influential: 564thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,900thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,989thTop
Most Patriotic: 3,824thBest Weather: 4,622ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,362ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,213thMost Authoritarian: 6,656thLargest Black Market: 6,749thMost Conservative: 7,418thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,617thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,942ndMost Armed: 8,547thLowest Crime Rates: 10,276thLargest Mining Sector: 10,404thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,295thMost Cultured: 12,009thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,419thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,147thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,752ndLargest Governments: 17,148thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,820thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,972nd
Most Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 29th in the regionMost Conservative: 32nd in the regionMost Extreme: 42nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 58th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 70th in the regionMost Influential: 77th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 84th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 86th in the regionBest Weather: 112th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 145th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 149th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 156th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Holma, the government maintains that belief brings greater security than money or a roof.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings.
  • : Holma voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".
  • : Holma voted against the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Holma endorsed The Republic of Verbool.
  • : Holma was endorsed by The Republic of Verbool.
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, warning signs caution Holmen where they may fall off 'the edge of the world'.
  • : Holma voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Holma, drowning sailors are hung out to dry.
  • : Holma endorsed The Federation of Navarimill.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 113 » Wysrod, The Soylent Green Party, Dustwind, The Republic of Osea, Evertopia, Swag Chief Bubba Estate, Namakan, Vragar, Solsevara, Maconshinbernititte, Zeklandia, Solarampa, Medetas, Vill Send, Sawhirius, Aquachromia, Nanase Army, Nuremburgia, Airday, Slaytania, Ilfarasia, Anollasia, Maalemzya, Vivolkha, Blogotopia, Tzo, Better Indonesia, Creeptopia, Zeganas, Kyrizstanislav, Novegia, City of Saint Nicolas, Kaltovar, Coreras, Gewisse, Old Atlantica, Seranis, Katitania, Palman, Chip Skylark, Colonel Terrosit, Lower Phlebacite, Mastodonia, Karlando, Grungerock, The Snake Brotherhood, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Keswickholt, The African Emirates, Seantonia, and 63 others.Samonaemia, Kachikawawa, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, Krystalveil, Tobixland, Violent Trees, The Iron Crown Order, Tausend Seen, VuVuVaz, Tusenadingia Norgenadingasianglen, Testa, The Unidet Of Life, Liberdon, Grimmywelsh, Venmere, New Dracora, Free Land of Rebellium, Faradova, Conservative Republic Of Huang, Thied Isles, Selu-Ahare, Girls Who Say Bruh, Cathamye, Xanthorrhoea, Herfenzir, Macrasetia, Nolgonia, Empire Of Shield, Demeters Children, Nami Bays, Coldian, The Galactic American Imperium, Breosia, The Democratic State Of Josora, Hashari Darussalam, Fractethyst, Kaprein, Alski, Puffandria, Federal republic of wakanda, The people and cash, New Caratonia, Houbur, Havesia, Second Peenadian, The African Egyptian Nile, Markanite, Attoree, Rog Mily, New Gothonia, Geonomia, Caribbia, Jaegerpondonia, Strigberg, Arnefol, Dolorado, Vayshnoriya Islands, Entente da madeira, Clialaad, United Kolance, Striagro Uspil, Navarimill, and Verbool.