by Max Barry

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Dunder Mifflin Scranton

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Herby

Population12.287 billion

CapitalAutobahn
LeaderCEO Matthias Müller

Currencygas pedal
Animalflat tire

The Nomadic Volkswagen Beetles of Herby is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by CEO Matthias Müller with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 12.287 billion Herbys have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Industry, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Defense are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Autobahn. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Herbyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,499 trillion gas pedals a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 122,033 gas pedals, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 377,382 per year while the poor average 30,424, a ratio of 12.4 to 1.

Census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Herby after the ban on emigration was lifted, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, and everyone hates people who encourage hate. Crime is well under control. Herby's national animal is the flat tire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Herby is ranked 186,929th in the world and 11th in Dunder Mifflin Scranton for Most Primitive, scoring -225.9 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,177thLargest Retail Industry: 3,150thMost Avoided: 3,964thRudest Citizens: 4,057thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,107thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,442ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,645thHighest Economic Output: 10,677thLargest Black Market: 10,751stLargest Gambling Industry: 12,222ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,913thLargest Mining Sector: 16,458thMost Inclusive: 17,519thMost Efficient Economies: 18,622ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,474thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,909thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,324thLargest Populations: 20,326th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the region

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