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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,838thMost Influential: 2,843rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,312th
The City-State Federation of
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Tsui Erikson
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Economy
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Houbur

Population1.954 billion

CapitalThermdale
LeaderTsui Erikson

Currencykrona
AnimalPenguin

The City-State Federation of Houbur is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tsui Erikson with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.954 billion Houbuvi 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thermdale. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Houbuvian economy, worth 315 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 161,444 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The Penguin is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction, Houbuvian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, news headlines usually include p-values, and it is said that a Houbuvian woman's work is never done. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Houbur's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Houbur is ranked 11,952nd in the world and 152nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 10,316.4 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,838thMost Influential: 2,843rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,312thRudest Citizens: 4,741stMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,561stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,895thSafest: 5,923rdMost Pacifist: 6,661stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,626thMost Developed: 7,924thMost Efficient Economies: 8,098thLargest Governments: 9,324thSmartest Citizens: 9,487thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,713thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,805thNicest Citizens: 9,865thMost Inclusive: 9,916thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,060thHealthiest Citizens: 10,193rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,314thHighest Food Quality: 10,340thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,411thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,354thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,366thLargest Retail Industry: 11,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,064thLowest Crime Rates: 12,141stHighest Average Incomes: 13,039thTop
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Best Weather: 13,428thMost Secular: 13,544thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,065thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,316thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,855thMost Cultured: 15,061stMost Rebellious Youth: 16,124th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 64th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 80th in the regionRudest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 106th in the regionSafest: 108th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 122nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 131st in the regionMost Pacifist: 132nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Houbur was endorsed by The Hermit Kingdom of Iron Soviet.
  • : Houbur was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Houbur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Voice of ARB".
  • : Houbur voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protections During Territorial Transitions".
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, it is said that a Houbuvian woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, news headlines usually include p-values.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, Houbuvian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the Penguin is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction.
  • : Following new legislation in Houbur, the nation grinds to a halt on the anniversary of every marginally noteworthy event.
  • : Houbur voted against the World Assembly Resolution "The Commission on Sentient and sapient rights".

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